Property taxes and water bills to increase under draft budget

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By CTV News Ottawa, February 6, 2019

From public transit to property taxes, Ottawa residents will be paying more if the city budget is approved.

The draft budget unveiled at City Hall on Wednesday includes a 3 per cent tax hike.

The tax hike, the police tax increase, the transit tax increase and $2 more in garbage collection means the average urban homeowner would pay $113 more a year. Rural homeowners will be paying about $93 more a year.

Residents will also pay about 3.3% more for water.