Water rates on the way up in Fort Erie
Fort Erie's 2020 Water and Wastewater Operating Budget includes a 2.13 percent increase.
Council approved the $19.3 million budget last week with an increase of $402,000 over last year.
Officials say the change is based on a 0.14 percent decrease to town costs and a 2.27 percent increase for Niagara Region treatment costs.
The budget includes program funding for the Water Emergency Relief Fund for low income families and the Seniors Utility Relief Fun.