On October 15, 2007 City Council passed a resolution beginning the utility process. Part of this process was to hire consultants to do a study on the City of Thompson and to make recommendations regarding the water and sewer infrastructure. The consultants recommended that, for the City of Thompson to be sustainable, into the future, a water and sewer utility should be established. Council accepted this recommendation and meters were installed in all residential and commercial properties starting July 2010. In December of 2010 the City of Thompson received interim rates from the Manitoba Public Utilities Board with order #139/10. These rates were effective January 1, 2011. On January 25, 2012 the City of Thompson received rates for 2012-2014 with Public Utilities Board order #10/12.
The new water and sewer utility will provide the City of Thompson with the necessary funds to conduct a study on the infrastructure, and prioritize and replace the underground infrastructure, rather than just repairing. It will also provide the revenue to make the required upgrades to the Sewage treatment plant and ensure the city is eligible for future grants.
Utility Report - November 2012