Last week for Agriculture Water Rate Design survey

December 4, 2017
Public service announcement

Citizens have one more week to share their thoughts about water rate design by completing the survey before Dec. 10.

With the addition of more than 500 agriculture customers planned to transition into the City Water Utility in 2020 at completion of Phase 1 of the Kelowna Integrated Water Supply Plan, a review of agriculture irrigation rate design is necessary to ensure a fair structure that encourages conservation and supports farming operations.

This survey is the first step in the public engagement process and provides an opportunity for current, future and potential customers of the City to weigh in on the discussion about water service.

Rate designs can range from pay-per-use, to a fixed fee per acre of land that has been allocated water, to options that combine a fixed component with a variable component based on water use or to using increasing prices for increased use.

Learn more about Kelowna Integrated Water Supply Plan - Phase 1 and sign up for email updates at kelowna.ca/water.