City of Ottawa rightfully restructuring water and sewer bills, researchers say
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, September 26, 2017

The City of Ottawa is making the right choice by changing the structure of water and sewer bills, a research group says.

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, an independent group of economists who look for solutions to improve Canada’s financial and environmental outlook, published a report on Tuesday highlighting the importance of properly funding drinking water and wastewater systems.

Ottawa is cited as one municipality that’s starting to do a better job of setting appropriate user fees to pay for the maintenance of infrastructure.

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