What the City's Water and Wastewater Financial Plan Means for You 
At the April 6 council meeting, City Council approved a 10-year financial plan for water and wastewater services that will see an approximate 5% increase to your water and wastewater bill year-over-year starting this year.

The long-term financial plan is required for the City’s licensing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. The benefit of a long-term financial plan for water and waste water is that it provides a framework for the City to prioritize infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, and improved services.

The City of Timmins currently provides potable water to approximately 14,000 households through the Timmins Water Filtration Plant. Approximately 13,600 residents are provided with wastewater treatment services. In total, the City manages 546 km of linear piping for water, wastewater, and sewer. 92% of water and wastewater customers are invoiced on a semi-annual basis with rates based on the number of rooms in your home.

To mitigate some of the impacts of the rates, City Council previously approved a “Low Income Utility Assistance Credit” to provide relief for low income households for the water and wastewater bill. Eligible homeowners can see a $50 credit applied to their utility account.

The full long-term financial plan for water and wastewater is now available to view on the City of Timmins website under Our Services > Water and Sewer. The application form for the Low Income Utility Assistance Credit is also available online at Timmins.ca
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 4/13/2021 at 11:53 AM  

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