Condo owners in Kenora aren't giving up. With a new council at city hall, the group is making another appeal for a review of water rates.

"We, along with many other multi-unit buildings in the City of Kenora, are facing a significant increase in our water/sewer service fees," it says in a public letter released by the board of directors at Islandview Condominium. 

The owners say the city's policy to move from a common water meter and billing to individual bills -- without individual meters -- is just a cash grab. They also made a delegation to city hall in the spring.

The directors at Islandview say the city could bring in an extra $500,000 to $750,000 a year through the change in policy.

The city says the increases in fees are designed to meet the maintenance needs for their aging infrastructure, and the province has required municipalities to improve their reserves for future repairs.

By provincial law, water and sewer ratepayers in the city are responsible for bills associated with the system, making it a user-pay model.

For more information:

Water bills causing concern

 

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