The City of Burnaby continues to leverage its strong financial position to pass savings on to residents, as City Council approved modest increases for water and sewer services for 2024, despite Metro Vancouver rates climbing at a significantly faster rate.
The 2024 water and sewer rates were approved by City Council on November 6.
Residents will see increases in 2024 as follows:
- 0 per cent for water services
- 5 per cent for sewer services (approx. $29.50 for a house and $16 for a condo)
Actual increase in costs passed along to the City of Burnaby by Metro Vancouver:
- 7.6 per cent for water services
- 28.91 per cent for sewer services
The City will use reserves to avoid passing on Metro Vancouver’s rate increases to our residents, keeping our 2024 increases to residents low compared to the rate increases set by Metro Vancouver.
Water and sewer services utility notices will be sent to residents in late January. To save even more on your annual utility bills, be sure to submit payment by March 15.
To learn more about what your fees pay for, check out Burnaby’s Water & Sewers information page.
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