The City of Fort Saskatchewan is attempting to address high water bills through a new initiative.
City council is looking into a water leak adjustment program to respond to inconsistencies in water consumption.
“We have noticed in the last year there have been what feels like more anomalies, or maybe they’re just more noticeable, so we want to make sure that the staff has the ability when something is going on, that they have the tools to work with to make adjustments when necessary,” said Gale Katchur, Fort Saskatchewan mayor.
This city will be looking into the new monthly billing, future water meter reading equipment and technology enhancements, as well as utility rate model reviews.
Administration based the program off research done on similar programs in Canada and the U.S.A.
“We’re making some great strides forward and I just say to the public, you know, this just hopefully restores confidence that we are working with the public to make sure that we make a difference.” stated Katchur.
The final policy will be brought forward at the February 13 council meeting.