Households must pay 3.5 percent more to Metro Vancouver by 2022

Metro Vancouver households will pay an average annual fee of $ 595 to the regional authority – a $ 21 increase from last year’s tariffs.

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Metro Vancouver households will pay 3.5 percent more to the regional district that oversees their water supply and sewer system.

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According to its annual budget for 2022, approved Friday, a household will pay an average annual fee of $ 595 to the regional authority – an increase of $ 21 over last year’s fees, but $ 17 less than previously expected.

“This year, we were able to make significant budget cuts and keep the 2022 increase below the inflation rate by deferring discretionary capital investment and using a variety of financial tools,” Metro Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Dobrovolny said in a statement.

The 2022 budget will have an operating budget of $ 1.017 billion and $ 1.38 billion in construction costs.

Metro Vancouver said it wanted to minimize the impact of this year’s budget on taxpayers still recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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