City environment committee approves changes to water rates, stormwater fees
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, October 18, 2016

There’s no stopping a new stormwater fee for rural landowners.

Council’s environment committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the controversial scheme to charge every property owner in Ottawa a levy to pay for stormwater mitigation. People who receive water and sewer bills already pay for it, but those not connected to municipal water and sewer lines don’t.

For all the uproar in the rural area about a stormwater fee being unfair, only a handful of people showed up to address the committee.

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