The City Audit department in a report to council is warning that the city is heading for trouble if it doesn’t focus on a big change that is coming for the way the city bills for water usage. Alectra Utilities had been handling the billing process for Hamilton and a number of other cities where it operates but has served notice it wants to get out of the business. City staff are now working on a transition plan to take the billing partly back in-house, and it is that plan that was criticized in a report from Auditor-General Charles Brown. Bay Observer Publisher John Best and Bill Kelly discussed the issue on the Friday edition of the Bill Kelly Show.
Once again I repeat that a city report said that 50% of run off sewer pipes are monitored.50% are not and that’s a concern.Which ones leaked? Having 50% of pipes not being monitored would suggest that inspection would be more frequent.Over the last 26 years was there a sign that a cost for that inspection was on the annual budget?