Olds Councillor Concerned About Wastewater Rate Increases

The South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission will be increasing its wastewater rates again next year, according to Olds councillor Harvey Walsh. He says those rates are also expected to go up in 2017 and 2018 as well.

The South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission will be increasing its wastewater rates again next year, according to Olds councillor Harvey Walsh.

Walsh represents the town on the Commission. He reported the news about the wastewater rate hike to council, during Monday night's meeting.  
 

He says last year the commission implemented a 5 cent per cubic meter wastewater rate increase and further hikes are expected in 2017 and 2018 as well.
 
Meanwhile, a ceremony for the opening of the Wastewater Commission's new 90 kilometer, $140 million dollar wastewater pipeline was held earlier in October at the Penhold Multi-Plex.
 
Walsh is disappointed more wasn't done when the wastewater pipeline process started 8 years ago, to ensure the provincial government would help municipalities cover the operating costs of the multi-million dollar project.
 


Olds, Bowden, Mountain View County, Penhold, Innisfail, and Red Deer County are all serviced by the system which transports effluent from Central Alberta to Red Deer for treatment.

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