Here's why Hamilton residents can expect their annual water bill to go up by $90 this year


City's director of water says residents can expect 10% rate increases over next nine years

The average annual Hamilton residential water and sewage bill will go up nearly $90 this year following city council's December approval of a new water and sewer budget, as the city seeks to improve infrastructure and cope with a loss of revenue.

According to a city news release, there will be a 10.04 per cent increase to water and sewer rates in 2024. 

In an interview, Hamilton's director of water Nick Winters told CBC Hamilton the city has projected a need for 10 per cent increases each year for the next nine years.

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