Saint John prepares for critics as it sets 2021 industrial water rates

Irving Pulp and Paper in Saint John is expected to consume 38.8 billion litres of city water next year and pay $2.8 million for it. It's equivalent to the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls every three hours. (Robert Jones/CBC)

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Saint John is close to finalizing rates that three large industrial customers will pay for water in 2021 and although the city is satisfied the amounts are fair, six decades of controversy around the issue has it bracing for critics to attack anyway.

"This is a communications challenge," said Saint John Mayor Don Darling last week about what Irving Oil Ltd., JD Irving Ltd, and  NB Power will pay for city water service next year at four large industrial plants.  

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Source: CBC News

 

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