The water billing issue in Fort Saskatchewan is reaching new levels with a rally coming to City Hall.
Organized by local resident Tanya Gallant, she hopes the city will uncover what is actually causing the spikes in water bills.
"We are going to be organizing this rally for citizens of the Fort who are concerned about water issues and I would really like to encourage families, citizens here in the Fort to come out and join us," said Gallant.
Gallant not only has listened to other people’s stories, but has experienced a high water bill first hand a few years ago.
The rally will take place at around 5:30 p.m. on January 23.
“I personally, completely believe in the right to rally and support the people, anybody that wants to come together to promote some sort of action,” said councillor Deanna Lennox. “I think that there’s a responsibility for people to be open to information because I know that the city is working very hard on providing the information and the answers to the questions that people still have surrounding this issue."
Council has attempted to fix the water billing issue. The city switched to monthly billing as of January 1 and work is underway to upgrade the city's water meters.
A new water leak adjustment program is in the works to respond to inconsistencies in water consumption and could be finalized at the February 13 council meeting.
“People just voted not too long ago (October 2017) and I just want them to know, or hopefully have some hope in that the people they elected actually do care about what’s going on and are doing our best,” added Lennox.
Lennox has posted answers to water bill questions on the Fort Saskatchewan Water Wars Facebook Page.