News Cardiff residents paying more for sewer and water SHARE ON: Phil McCabe, contributor, Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 2019 Photo taken and supplied by the Municipality of highlands East The people in Cardiff are getting more than a tax increase. Yesterday at the Highlands East council meeting, the councillors voted on and approved a bylaw increasing the cost of both sewer and water in Ward One. According to Stuart Hurd, the Environment Supervisor of the municipality for water, residents will see a cost increase of four per cent, which comes out to $678.10 compared to the 2018 total of $652.02. For municipal sewer services, the cost has also gone up by four per cent, raising the 2018 total from $426.33 to $443.38. As well, the cost for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers will also be going up by four per cent. This bylaw passing happened at the same meeting that Highlands East council passed the annual budget with a tax increase.