City’s plan to help Indigenous communities with water services remains up in the air – Barrie Today

Plan would cost about $100,000, or about $1.77 for the average Barrie household in 2022; Final decision would not be made until 2022 city budget is approved, says deputy-mayor

A city plan to improve water services to Indigenous communities is heading downstream.

Barrie city council approved a motion Monday night to consult with Indigenous communities, including the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle, on the possibility of dedicating 0.2 per cent of its water and wastewater revenue forecast in the 2022 budget toward Water First, and that organization’s efforts to improve water services in First Nations communities.

This plan would cost about $100,000, or about $1.77 for the average Barrie household in 2022.

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