Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Media Release: Hamilton City Council Approves 2016 Rate Budget

HAMILTON, ON – December 9, 2015 – On December 9, Hamilton City Council approved the 2016 Rate Budget supporting water, wastewater and storm water programs.

Council approved the 2016 Rate Budget with a combined 4.7% increase in water and wastewater/storm user rates effective January 1, 2016. This translates into an additional $29.00 per year for an average residential household consuming 200 cubic metres of water annually.

Hamilton has one of the oldest and most complex water and wastewater systems in Ontario and this increase supports Hamilton’s ongoing efforts to catch up on the infrastructure deficit and attain a sustainable level of funding for this critical system. This rate increase reflects a prudent investment for present and future generations while balancing residents’ ability to pay. Hamilton’s rates continue to remain among the lowest in Ontario.  For more detailed information, please visit the 2016 Budget page.

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