Water Rates Are Going Up By $72 For 2018

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:11 PM

Like it or not water rates are going up in the City of Saint John by $72 next year as the city continues to pay for its $230-million water treatment plant.

Common Council has heard that increase will likely have to be implemented up to 2019.

Councillor Gary Sullivan says something needs to be done to ensure everyone is paying their fair share for water.

Councillor Sullivan says having metres will ensure people who water their driveways or lawns the day after it rains will be paying for wasting such a precious resource, clean drinking water and it will help those out on a fixed income.