Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Infrastructure expenses adding up

Council ponders over a report at
Monday's meeting at city hall.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy

There are a lot of costs that are up in the City of Moose Jaw.

As indicated in the third quarter 2014 revenue and expenditure report summary from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, presented to council at Monday’s meeting, waterworks distribution costs are up $977,000 higher than they were in 2013 on distribution main repairs. Costs are up $565,000 on house connections for the third quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.

“It certainly shows you the major stresses that we have within that utility in terms of our infrastructure,” said Brian Acker, director of financial services.

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