Mayor Gale Katchur is looking to follow the City of Calgary's plan to crack down on huge water bills.
 
In council, Katchur requested information that would look at incentives for fixing broken water leaks.
 
Calgary's program responds to leaks proactively. If an anomaly is found, Calgary will look at fixes and if they're made, the city will look at the average water consumption and refund the difference.
 
"Action should have been taken on this years ago," said councillor Arjun Randhawa. "To still, at the end of this term, to still only say people have leaky toilets and to say that maybe we'll get another report back, I think people want more than that and residents deserve better and they demand better."
 
Motions for a fix have come forward before, leaving some councillors suspicious with the timing.
 
"We are 33 days before an election, this is a little bit knee-jerk, a little bit of electioneering," said councillor Sheldon Bossert in the meeting.
 
Councillor Garritsen countered their comments, saying reports are good information to take action on issues.
 
Katchur's request for a report from administration before the end of the fourth quarter this year passed four votes to three.

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