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Developers are paying for the costs associated with growth- the costs of building the wastewater treatment plant and main trunk lines, as well as an additional $7,000 per single detached equivalent (this is above and beyond the significant development charges). Rural residents will not be financially contributing to the construction of the project.

While the exact cost to each household will be determined by the additional funding grants received by the federal and provincial governments and each specific property, our commitment is to make this as affordable to residents as possible by financing the construction costs over a period of 10-15 years, as well as offering long-term payment plans.

The government has said they will not be stopping construction projects because of the pandemic as they help with job creation and driving the economy.

We remain optimistic and council is in regular communication with provincial decision-makers. 

Learn more about costs here.