Utility fees in the District of North Vancouver are going up again.
The combined rates for water, sewer, garbage and recycling will increase 4.8 per cent in 2020 for owners of single-family homes and 4.5 per cent for condo owners.
Increases are the result of fee hikes from Metro Vancouver – which supplies water and sewer services to member municipalities – as well as the district’s own costs of maintaining system infrastructure like pipes and pumping stations.
In terms of actual dollars, single-family homeowners will see flat fees for those combined services go from $1,677 in 2019 to $1,754 in 2020 – an increase of about $77 a year.
Of that, increases to water fees make up about $35 while hikes to sewer fees make up about $32.
Fees for water, sewer and recycling for condo owners will go from about $1,179 in 2019 to $1,236 in 2020 – an increase of about $57.