Forgette  - 2Deputy Mayor Sheldon Forgette wants to create a new committee called the “Hardship Committee.”

Forgette says the focus would be on making sure people aren’t overpaying for water, if something is beyond their control once the water meters turn on.

He says whether it’s frozen water pipes or discoloured water, people who experience a large water bill because of these circumstances should be able to apply to get their bill lowered somewhat.

Forgette says he’s still in the process of writing up the motion to put this committee in place.

He says another focus could be on grants for new water fixtures.

Forgette says the goal would be to make the implementation of water meters fair for everyone.

The motion will come forward at the next council meeting.