Sunday, April 7, 2013

........................................Water rate oddities!........................................

"Don Quixote Note: The big change in the Residential Rates for 2013 is although there is only a 3.05% increase in your base fee or access fee there are new consumption charges for the first 20m3 of water unlike in 2012 where there was NO charge at these levels. Effectively this change alone has added $14 per quarter ($56 Annually) to ALL users who consume 20m3 or more per quarter."

Coldstreamer's comment

Put it another way anyone using 20 m3 or more (75% of users) has an effective flat rate of $94.25 which is an increase of $16.13 or 20.6%. Where we gained is in the high user categories where increases are in the 3% range (i.e.$0.98 -->$1.00, $1.20-->$1.25 and $1.74-->$1.80). So, who gained? Certainly not the water saver!

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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.