For the average household in Kitchener, the approved rate increases for 2022 are in the chart below.

BudgetApproved rate increaseAnnual impact on homeowners
Property taxes 1.99% $23
Stormwater utility 6.00% $12
Gas utility 1.60% $8
Water utility 2.20% $26
Sanitary sewer utility 10.40% $74
Total impact   $143

These yearly cost estimates are based on a bungalow with an assessed average of $326,000, our current average.

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