There's been a slight delay to the town of Athabasca officially implementing a change to the water and sewer rates.
The new Bylaw only got two readings at the last meeting, due to opposition from Tim Verhaeghe.
Bylaw 06-17 slightly increases the metered per cube cost of water as the town tries to achieve full cost recovery.
It'll now cost $3.322 per cubic metre (up from $3.164 per cubic metre) of water, for consumption upto 18 cubes a month.
For consumption between 18.1 and 45 cubes, it'll be $3.473 per cubic metre, up from $3.308 and for consumption over 45 cubic metres, it'll cost $3.61 per cubic metre, up from $3.428.
Under the bylaw, the sewer rate goes down very slightly to 34.75 per cent (from 35 per cent) of the water consumption charges.
Given the delay, interim CAO Doug Topinka said the town would miss one billing cycle with the new rates. It's likely to pass at the next meeting.
May 25, 2017 - Victor Kaisar (email@example.com)