Some facts about that contentious stormwater fee
Ottawa Citizen

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By Scott Moffatt, Ottawa Citizen, October 17, 2016

An opinion piece in Monday’s Citizen by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren didn’t give an accurate account of the facts. Allow me to explain.

The issue at hand is the City of Ottawa’s proposed water, sewer and stormwater rate structure review, with the main focus on the stormwater component of that review. Mr. MacLaren insists that “rural property owners already pay a tax designed to maintain roads, culverts and ditches.” He is wrong. We actually do not pay a tax that goes toward culverts and ditches.