mckibbonjenniferJennifer McKibbon addresses city councillors in Kenora. Kenora city council is facing a tough decision.

Jennifer McKibbon from the city's non-profit housing corporation offers her blunt assessment. When it comes to the impact of new fees for water service on the corporation's plans to build new units, McKibbon says the math doesn't work.

"What's clear, when we have to look at the effect of this bylaw, is that the non-profit housing corporation won't be able to do that. It simply removes the opportunity to do that," she said Tuesday.

The city wants to have everybody pay equally towards the cost of water and sewer services. However, not all buildings have meters to measure consumption, so the city is trying to find a way to make the billing system equal for all.

Since last year, the suggestion of introducing new fees has drawn a strong response from tenants and landlords. 

For more information:

Water meter issue revisited

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