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Rossland water meters working but rates expected to go up

Rossland’s universal water metering program is working and could play a key role in getting on top of their huge infrastructure deficit.

The Alpine City now uses 22% less water than when the meters starting going in five years ago.

That means big savings on water treatment and pumping.

Councillor Aaron Cosbey now wants to see changes to billing.

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He says currently the basic flat rate makes up too much of the total, and the “per use” charges too little.

Cosbey says rates will probably go up because what’s being charged is not covering the costs of running the system.

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