Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nanaimo Water, Sewer, Garbage Increases For 2015

Water, Sewer and Garbage Rates To Increase 14.5%

Water rates are set to increase by 7.5% in 2015 which will increase the cost to the average Nanaimo single family home by $28.84 bringing the total cost of water (based on average consumption) to $413.36 per year.

Sewer fees will increase by 5% in 2015 which represents an increase of $5.35 for a single family home bringing the total annual cost to $112.28.

Garbage fees will increase by 2% and will cost a single family home $99.75 per year. The fee for tags for extra garbage bags is increasing by 50% to $3.00 per bag.

In Addition To Property Taxes
Residents Pay $625.39 For Water, Sewer and Garbage 

Some will say that user fees are not the same as taxes, those same people dance on the head of pins. The next time city hall and city council is telling you how reasonable your property taxes are remember to include the $625.39 you are also paying in user fees.


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