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Hamilton water bills increasing in 2019

Water bills in Hamilton will be going up 4.66 per cent in the new year. File Photo / Getty Images

Get ready for an increase to your water bill in the new year.

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Hamilton’s 2019 Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rate Budget has been approved.

During Tuesday’s meeting, city council agreed to a combined rate increase of 4.66 per cent, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

That represents an increase of just over $32 annually for the average resident’s bill next year.

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The city says the increase will improve its ability to protect the environment and deliver on commitments respecting harbour clean-up, support the homeowner assistance programs and add to Hamilton’s ongoing efforts to address the infrastructure deficit.

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