Cache Creek water, sewer, and garbage rates increase in 2016

Rises across the board will affect residents and businesses.

Wendy Coomber

The Journal

Cache Creek Council adopted three utility bylaws at its February 9 meeting. All three contain increased rates for every category of user.

Bylaw 774 (Garbage Collection) plans for an increase in residential service from $39.60 last year to $60 this year. Businesses such as the Post Office and Vet Clinic will see increases from $100 to $200, and gas stations with convenience stores will go from $200 to $400 annually.

Bylaw 772 (Water Rates) has more moderate increases across the board. The residential rate will increase from $153.08 to $185.23 per year.

Likewise, with Bylaw 773 (Sewer Rates), the residential rate goes from $200.82 to $223.91 annually.

The new rates go into effect immediately.

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