Water board holds the line on taxes

Kelowna Capital News – November 5, 2013

Unlike some taxing authorities, the Okanagan Basin Water Board has not increased its budget over last year, so taxpayers will not see any increase on their annual tax bills next year—for that function.

There was discussion of eventually including grants to municipalities for storm water treatment, in addition to the sewage facility grants currently provided, with director Tom Siddon from the south Okanagan asking if the board had the will to expand the benefits of that program, perhaps to include grants for tertiary treatment of sewage or other alternatives as well.

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