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Water billing cycle to change

Champlain Township residents will pay quarterly water and sewer bills in 2021, instead of the current bimonthly arrangement. — file photo
Champlain Township residents will pay quarterly water and sewer bills in 2021, instead of the current bimonthly arrangement.
file photo
Champlain Township residents will receive four water and sewer bills next year instead of six.

The municipality will move from a bimonthly billing cycle for water and sewer to a quarterly cycle when a bylaw is passed next month. The change will bring the township into line with other municipalities in Prescott and Russell.

Once passed, the current cycle would be backdated to October 1 and run until December 3, being due no later than January 29, 2021. The minimum consumption would increase from 28 cubic metres per two months to 42 cubic metres per three months.

A report presented to council on the impact of the change said the municipality would save $9185 per year from the change. But it also noted the change meant a resident would only be informed of a leak after three months instead of two.

Council voted to approve the recommendation at the Thursday, October 8, meeting. A bylaw will be brought before the council at the next meeting on Thursday, November 12.