Correction: Utility bill change to be considered in future

Staff looking into public education campaign

The Town of Stony Plain is looking at promoting water conservation through a potential change to utility bills.

Earlier this week, council reviewed plans to change water and sewer billing to one single variable rate, as opposed to the dual fixed and variable rates that are currently charged.

One News is retracting its initial report, which incorrectly stated that the proposal had been approved for January 2019.

Instead, Town staff will report back to council on October 9th, where they’ll suggest the new billing start later down the road.

The single variable rate is designed to promote conservation, as customers using less than 20 cubic metres would also pay less each month.

At this week’s meeting, council was concerned about the impact on customers using much higher amounts, who will see their bills increase under the proposal.

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