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2014-10-30 - The 1,000th Water Meter Program Applicant Announced

Councillor Edward Rice, Chair of the Water and Sewer Utility Committee, is pleased to announce receipt of the 1,000th application for metered water service.  Peter Duffy of 54 Oak Drive submitted the 1,000th application.  In recognition of the program reaching its goal for 2014, Mr. Duffy will receive the equivalent of six months complimentary water and sewer service at his residential property.

Mayor Clifford Lee congratulates the winner and the water meter program for its success.  "I congratulate Mr. Duffy on his submission to this program and the recognition award he will receive", says Mayor Lee.  "The City’s Utility Department is also to be congratulated on their initiative to introduce this program and our residents’ uptake for the program’s success."   

Reaching this milestone does not indicate the end of either the program or the benefits it provides. The program will continue in its entirety until December 31, 2014, including a complimentary meter and free installation in each residence.  

Councillor Edward Rice advises the parameters of the program will change somewhat next year.  "As of January 1, 2015, metered water service will become mandatory, one geographic area at a time, but the program will still offer free installation and meters at no charge", says Councillor Rice.  

Until December 31, 2014 draws will be made from each group of 100 applicants who voluntarily sign up for the metered water system.  The person drawn from each group of 100, from this point forward, will receive a $100 credit against fees charged to their residential property water and sewer bill. 

Further information on the program is available through the City of Charlottetown website with links to the Water Meter Program.

 

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Media contact:

Cate Proctor
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
cproctor@charlottetown.ca



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