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Flushing $$ down the drain

West Kelowna residents will see a substantial increase on their July utility bill, a result of increased costs associated with the Regional Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The District of West Kelowna was advised by the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) that it would be charged an additional $494,265 for sewer service based on adjustment to the sewer flow calculation for the community.

A further $210,000 increase would be billed to the District to pay for increased biosolid hauling costs.

Although the District’s sewer fee remains unchanged, residents will see a rate increase of 22.92% ($49.24 annually per household) on RDCO sewer rates, beginning on the next utility bill to be distributed in July.

Partially offsetting the sewer rate increase is a reduction in recycling fees. Incentive funds provided from Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) for communities that participate in recycling programs will be used to help reduce the cost of recycling to residents.

All together, these changes will result in a net annual increase of $30.80 on the utility bill for an average single-family home, beginning this July.

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