The requirements of our new discharge permit will cost our region’s ratepayers about $1.5-2.1 billion to build. On top of that, about $50 million per year in ongoing maintenance and operations costs are anticipated.
Gradual annual rate increases to fund these improvements have already been implemented. No further rate increases will be necessary for the remainder of the project, which must be completed in 2021–2023. For more information on the rate impacts of the EchoWater Project, please visit Monthly Rates.