Water rates to increase by nearly $20 a year for Durham residents from Pickering to Clarington


By Liam McConnell

Published December 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Durham homeowners will need to pour an extra drop in the bucket of their increasing housing expenses when the Region’s water bills rise by nearly $20 a year in 2022.

Durham Regional Council passed the hike in their final meeting of 2021 on December 22. The 1.8 per cent increase will come into effect on January 1.

Residents will be getting considerable bang for their buck however, since the Region has numerous projects on the runway for 2022.

On the Regional level, they will be replacing 20 km of watermain and sewer pipes, and investing in the MyWaterDurham program.

MyWaterDurham is the Region’s new water billing system. It allows homeowners across Durham to engage with their water billing online and made some changes to the way water water is billed. Previously it was prorated by a set number of days, but now charges for use…

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