Summerland utility rates to rise

Increases for water, sewer and electrical utilities will be considered

Summerlanders will pay more for their utilities next year as the rates for water, sewer and electrical service are expected to increase.

At the municipal council meeting on Monday evening, David Svetlichny, director of finance for the municipality, said the proposed rate increases for water and sewer rates are five per cent, while a 2.15 per cent increase in electrical rates has been proposed.

For a typical residence, the increase will add $27 to the annual water bill, $18 to the annual sewer bill and $31 to the annual electrical bill.

Coun. Doug Holmes said the increases are needed.

“It is necessary for the investment in infrastructure was wasn’t made in previous years,” he said.

“We have an investment to make in the future,” added Coun. Janet Peake.

A special council meeting to consider the rate increases will be held later this month.

Just Posted

Annual Kettle campaign needs volunteer helpers

Do you have a few hours to spare on a December weekend?

Share a Smile Telethon moves to Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

The 39th annual event benefits the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre

New website to be info hub for expectant mothers in, around Penticton

The website, www.pentictonmaternity.com, provides info on care options in the area

Couple reportedly staking out Summerland home

The man and woman were seen in a black Suzuki Tracker with a white back

New book delves into local history

Summerland’s past described in new children’s history book

Your weekday weather update

Flurries and more rain anticipated for the Okanagan - Shuswap

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Older B.C. drivers subsidizing younger ones, study finds

ICBC protects higher-risk drivers, pays for testing costs

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

Most Read