Canning Water Utility

Village of Canning

Kings County, Nova Scotia

Application for
Water Rate Increase
April 2011

Exhibit      Date         Title
  C-1    2011 Jan 14   Application
  C-2    2011 Jan 14   Water Rate Study
  C-3    2011 Feb 18   Responses to Information Requests (IR-1 to IR-25)
Document     Date                  Title
  06149  2011 Jan 18   Order setting hearing, timetable and advertising
  06150  2011 Jan 18   Notice of Hearing
  06313  2011 Feb 04   IRs: Information Requests issued by the UARB

Source: Utilities and Review Board, Halifax
(Note:  You  can  access  this  UARB  site  by  using  your  browser's
Copy and Paste feature to paste this URL into your browser's URL window,
and then using your Return or Enter key. This does not reach the particular
documents associated with the Village of Canning's application for an
increase in water rates, but this is as close as it is possible to get
using the ordinary HTML link structure of the WWW.)

Why is there no direct link to
the UARB's official documents?

The official copies of these documents are located in
the UARB database, which is part of the Deep  Web,
a.k.a.  the  Invisible  Web.   Deep linking  to  specific
documents  in  the  UARB  database  is not  feasible.

How can these important  public  documents be made
reasonably accessible  for  people  (most  of  us)  who
are unfamiliar with the terminology and/or the methods
of working  with these  intricate  information  systems?

The easiest and most reliable way is simply to copy
the documents of interest into a website that is part
of  the  Surface  Web,  a.k.a.  the  Visible  Web.
That  is  what  has  been  done  here.

Canning Water Rates, 2009
Canning Water Rates, 2008
Canning Water Rates, 2004
Canning Water Rates, 2003

Government oversight of
municipal water utilities

Utilities and Review Board (UARB)

There are approximately 60 regulated water utilities
in  Nova  Scotia,  all of which  are either  owned and
operated by a Municipality or a separate commission.
Each utility  has  schedules  of  rates  and  regulations
approved by the  Utilities  and Review  Board (UARB).
The  Board  must  approve  all  amendments  to  these
schedules  which  generally  requires  a  public  hearing.
When approving capital expenditures, the Board assesses,
among other things, the need for the proposed project,
the  reasonableness  of  the  expenditure,  and  the
financial impact on the utility and its customers...

Municipal Water Supplies
Nova Scotia Environment Department

Approximately 60% of Nova Scotians receive treated
drinking  water  from central groundwater or surface
water supplies operated by municipal water utilities.
Municipal  water  utilities  are responsible  for  the
delivery  of  water  in accordance  with  provincial
standards and for meeting their requirements for
due  diligence  – making  sure  the water  they
deliver is properly managed and protected...

Overview of the
New Public Drinking Water Supply Program

Nova Scotia Environment Department

Drinking  water  protection  is  a  shared  responsibility
involving owner, municipal, and provincial governments.

The electronic  version  of these  documents  is presented
here for  your  convenience  only.  Care  has  been  taken
to transcribe the  data  accurately, but this is not  intended
to be relied on as an  authoritative  reference.  In case of
differences, the official version is the authoritative source.

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