Sunday, March 10, 2013

Water issues - an explanation.

Kiss FM has a poll on water rates but the information they provide is confusing.  


 The 20 cubic meters of water that was included in the base fee last year was not a privilege of low users: all users had the first 20 cubic meters included in the base fee. In fact, customers who used less than 20 cu m were at a disadvantage even then as many of them used less than 20 cu m. All users over 20 cubic meters started to pay consumption fees. Even now, all users get the first 20 cubic meters for $14.00. Again, customers who use 20 cu m or less bear the larger proportion of rate increases, far from being privileged.

 Kiss FM poll question:

"Do you agree with all water users having to pay consumption fees, including the one who use the least?"


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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.