Nova Scotia

Water rates to rise in CBRM

Property owners in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality face bigger water bills over the next three years.

Property owners in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality face bigger water bills over the next three years.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved a rate hike of 30 per cent on Thursday.

The rate increase will be spread over three years, starting on Aug. 1. By the end, most residential customers can expect to pay an average $117 every quarter, up from $90.

The municipality's water utility says it needs the rate hike to deal with rising costs.

This is the first water rate increase since 2007.

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