Water and sewer rate hikes in South Dundas

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

MORRISBURG – Between water in Morrisburg and Iroquois and sewer works in Williamsburg, residents in the three communities will be feeling the pinch this year.

South Dundas council has agreed to a water rate increase of $8 a month for Iroquois water and $7 a month for Morrisburg, once sewer rates are factored in as well.

The move is expected to generate just over half a million dollars needed to make some capital upgrades – namely $350,000 water filters that are ending their life span.

In Williamsburg, ratepayers will see their sewer rate on their property taxes jump from $98 to $150 a year.

The township all but wiped out its Williamsburg sewer reserve account fixing infrastructure such as electrical panels and a couple of pumps.

The municipality isn’t ruling out further increases down the road.

The increases were reached during a water and sewer budget meeting last week.

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