Operating budget summary 

City of Kitchener tax rate increase

1.46 per cent

Annual impact of city tax rate increase on average household 280,000 assessment)*


Assessment growth

1.29 per cent

Net tax levy requirement


Stormwater rate increase

9.20 per cent

Annual impact of storm sewer rate on average household


Water rate increase

7.60 per cent

Annual impact of water rate increase (204 mannual consumption)


Sanitary sewer rate increase

10.80 per cent

Annual impact of sanitary sewer rate increases on average household (204 m3 annual consumption)


Total impact on average household (tax + utility increases  excluding gas)


* excludes impact of regional and school board tax rate changes as well as tax policy changes

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