Winnipeg holds off on water and sewer rate hike in bid to gain more dollars from Ottawa, Manitoba

February 19, 2019 – CBC

Winnipeg is holding off on a proposed water-and-sewer rate hike this year as a gambit to pry more sewage-treatment money out of the provincial and federal governments.

On Tuesday, city council’s executive policy committee voted to hold off on a 4.7-per-cent rate hike that would have added $61 to the average annual household water-and-sewer bill.

The move was aimed at socking away more money for billions of dollars worth of sewage-treatment upgrades, including $1.8 billion worth of projects at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre, the largest of the city’s three sewage-treatment plants. READ MORE.