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West Kelowna residents will pay more for water and sewer

Utility rates going up

UPDATE: Figures reflect changes for Rose Valley users in 2022.

The cost of some city-provided utilities are going up in West Kelowna.

Council gave final reading to bylaw amendments which will increase the cost of water, sewer, while at the same time lowering the cost residents pay for waste removal.

Residents who will receive water from the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant will have their rates go up,retroactive to January 1, by $8.25 per quarter this year.

Those rates are expected to rise again in 2023 and 2024.

Powers Creek water rates are going up an estimated $8.75 per quarter for a single-family residence, "due to anticipated acquisition of short-term debt to fund aging components of the infrastructure and a review of costs required to operate the treatment plant."

Sewer rates will be going up $2.78 per quarter for 2023 and 2024. Staff indicate this is the first increase in four years.

While water and sewer rates are going up, waste collection costs are on their way down.

Waste collection are being reduced $4.97 per quarter as lower contract costs have offset increases to tipping fees.

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