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New Glasgow refunds business relating to water use


NEW GLASGOW – The Town of New Glasgow will be reducing the amount it charges a local business based on its pollution tax.

West River Greenhouses owner Robert Parker recently wrote to council asking for a refund on the tax based on the fact that the majority of the water his business uses at its Stellarton Road location doesn’t go into the sewage system as waste.

West River Greenhouses owner Robert Parker recently wrote to council asking for a refund on the tax based on the fact that the majority of the water his business uses at its Stellarton Road location doesn’t go into the sewage system as waste.

Council agreed to refund Parker $362.81 for usage by the business between May and July this year and it will be offered a 75 per cent discount going forward.

Town engineer Earl MacKenzie said it was a reasonable request by Parker considering that 75 per cent of the water he uses at his business goes into the plants and only 25 per cent goes into the ground.

Coun. Clyde Fraser questioned if this would have more people or businesses coming to council asking for rebates, but MacKenzie said it is a very individualized request and should be treated as such.

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