Council approves 2020 water and wastewater operating budget

North Bay, ON – Oct. 15, 2019 – North Bay Council approved the City’s 2020 water and wastewater operating budget on Tuesday.

The net budget of $22.8 million provides for the ongoing treatment and delivery of water and wastewater – two of the City most vital services.

Overall, the 2020 budget is up by approximately $733,000 compared to 2019, mainly due continued investment in infrastructure renewal.

Water and wastewater rates, which have not yet been approved, will determine the impact of the increase on individual users.

The proposed rates will be discussed during a public meeting set for Nov. 18th. If approved, the average residential user who consumes between 14 and 20 cubic meters monthly will see an increase of just under $1.30, for a total of less than $16 annually.

For more information about North Bay’s proposed 2020 budget, visit


Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505