As of January 24th the residents North of the Thames River will fall under the same classification as the rest of Woodstock.
WOODSTOCK - Hydro rates are about to drop for several homeowners in the Friendly City.
Woodstock Mayor Trevor Birtch explains why some residents had been paying higher rates.
"Homeowners north of the Thames River in Pittock had traditionally been included in a rural classification for Hydro One and the delivery rates were higher than what the delivery rates would be in the rest of the City of Woodstock."
As of January 24th the residents North of the Thames River will fall under the same classification as the rest of Woodstock. This will impact 810 residential homeowners and 17 businesses. On average they should see a savings of $6 dollars a month.
Birtch says a former Alderman Albert Hargreaves had corresponded with council asking them to speak to Hydro One about reclassification. Hargreaves passed away last summer and Birtch says he would be happy to see this project go through.
"Albert Hargreaves was a long serving member in our community, very concerned citizen, he had been an alderman in the past, part of the real estate board as well as a developer and unfortunately he did pass away last year so he didn't get to personally hear this but I'm sure he's watching down with a smile on his face."
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