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Lang Bay Waterworks Tariff Increase

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Please find below, a list of concerns regarding the increase in water tariff rates as per letter from lang bay water works dated Nov 25,2020

We are the residents that reside south of town on Lang Bay Road. We have received a letter from Lang Bay Waterworks Ltd to notify us of their application for increase in water tariff charges to take affect January 2021.

We have a few concerns about this and they are listed below.

When the new owners took over a couple years ago, they increased the tariff from $200-$300 per person to $734.4. This was to bring us up to industry norm, fix what needed fixing and make sure we had clean drinking water.

Now they are asking for a 33% increase (on top of a yearly 2% increase) for the same reasons that the first increase was for.

We have not seen a large change to water quality. Still often cloudy and tinted especially after rain. Lots of mud in filter. The only noticeable change since new owners increased the tariff is less pipe breaks. We are paying for water but we also feel the need to purchase our drinking water from the store.

The people living on my property that each pay for water are either on senior pension or disability. The current tariff is already very difficult to pay for all of us.

- for our one property we have to pay $2203.20 per year.

-if it is allowed to go through it will be $960 per household per year. $2880 per year for our property alone.

That is a very large amount just for water. And I can’t see how that plus, all the other people that pay for water south of town here isn’t enough for the lang bay water works to run and maintain at industry norm.

Thank you for taking our concerns into consideration. If you are also against the proposed increase, please take the time to sign our petition. Thanks so much.

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