Why are our utility bills going up?
The SCRD sends out utility bills every year on April 30th. This is independent of property taxes and is meant to charge for water use and refuse collection and all the services attached to that.
Many assets in our water systems are old and need to be replaced or upgraded. Here is a list of all the proposed water system projects proposed for 2021 alone, all with various price tags attached.
Our staff has put together a FAQ on this, and they have answered this question quite well, so here is a link.