2016 Water and Wastewater/Stormwater Budget

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Every year the City of Vaughan creates a water and wastewater/stormwater budget that determines how much residents pay for water use and identifies the resources needed to maintain the City’s water systems.

The City is committed to providing:

  • safe drinking water to support the health of residents
  • effective wastewater collection to be environmentally responsible
  • efficient stormwater management to mitigate flooding and protect the environment

Budget meetings

You’re invited to get involved in the 2016 Water and Wastewater/Stormwater Budget. Public meetings will be held at Vaughan City Hall on:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. –  Topic: Special Meeting to review the draft budget
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. – Topic: Council Meeting to approve the draft budget

You can also watch the meetings live at vaughan.ca.

What’s in the proposed budget

This year the City is proposing a combined increase of $0.3331 per cubic metre or 9.8 per cent. That would mean the average ratepayer that uses 267 cubic metres will pay an additional $88.94 annually or $7.41 per month.

The rate increase will allow the City to:

  • continue to provide safe drinking water
  • maintain current infrastructure (e.g. pipes)
  • save for future infrastructure needs

Your input is important

We look forward to hearing what you have to say as we plan for the future. Vaughan is in the midst of a transformation and we remain committed to pursuing opportunities that enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community.

For more information on the budget or how water bills are calculated, visit the City’s Water and Wastewater webpage.

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