Thursday, February 20, 2014

New water rates approved by GVAC - February 20, 2014

The new water rates, starting on April 1, 2014, include a base fee increase of 24% ($86.80 to $99.82 and a consumption rate increase of 20%. Note that the flat fee portion of the fee structure is now 62.4% and the consumption portion 37.5% is the user pay portion of the total requisition from ratepayers. 



Anonymous said...

Hmm, I wonder whats going to happen to revenues now? I'm gonna go out on a limb and call another increase next year, because for some odd reason consumption dropped even more! Not to mention the damage it will do to industry and businesses that decide to relocate, or not move into our city

Anonymous said...

The continued push to "put filtered water on fields" is nothing short of insanity, and will lead to continued annual hikes in water costs. The ultimate result will be a radically altered area of depressed agriculture, abandoned industry, relocation of settlement, collapse in real estate prices and disinterested tourism.

Anonymous said...

The irony is that there is plenty of water in the big lakes and in the groundwater of the valleys. Ignoring the original Master Water Plan, building the Duteau Creek white elephant, IHA's ridiculous filtering demands, and an earlier failure to keep agricultural water separate from domestic water has brought us to this juncture. The ongoing idiocy, on the part of most of our politicians, to correct past mistakes and chart a new course, will be very costly, perhaps even devastating, to the domestic and commercial users for years to come.

Anonymous said...

We, water consumers, are flies trapped in a web woven in part by a notorious political figure of the not too distant past.

The question of how and why our water licenses were gifted away to developers is a story that a competent journalist could unravel.

Wikapedia provides some clues to the Janus- faced one.

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I have been a resident of Coldstream since 1976. I have had 15 years of experience on Council, 3 years as Mayor. As a current Councillor I am working to achieve fair water and sewer rates and to ensure that taxpayers get fair treatment. The current direction regarding water supply is unsustainable and I am doing all I can to get the most cost effective water supply possible.