Fully variable billing coming in 2019
It's official - Stony Plain's water and sewer rates are changing in the new year.
At its last meeting, council passed an updated Utility Bylaw that switches water and sewer services over to a variable rate, starting January 1st.
The current system charged customers a monthly fixed fee, along with a variable charge based on usage.
The Town says the switch to one variable rate will not increase bills for 80% of the its customers.
It also says this isn't a cash grab - the new rate system won't result in any extra revenue coming in.
The new method is a way to promote water conservation - an awareness campaign will also start up with the new rates.