Water costs

The Point Roberts Water District is looking at a much smaller than usual increase in water costs as the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD) pays off capital improvements.

“It’s been a long time since it’s been under a 5 percent increase,” district manager Dan Bourks told commissioners at their January 13 meeting, reporting that the district’s water bill will only go up 1.6 percent this year. He added that the Canadian dollar being down gave the district an additional break on their bill.

However, Bourks said, water sales have been “a little slow,” with minimal consumption for irrigation by the golf course. The district pays for almost 307 million gallons a year through their contract with the GVWD, but in 2014 only pumped 85 million gallons.

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