Hanover residents will pay more for waste water.
Council's Committee of the Whole has approved a waste water rate increase of 1.2 per cent
Some councillors wanted to see an increase of 2.2 per cent to help the town move towards a sustainable system within ten years.
However, Mayor Sue Paterson broke broke the 3-3 tie vote.
Paterson says a gradual increase will be easier fro everyone to manage.
"I supported the lower increase of 1.2% for waste water rates while the water consumption rate will remain at the 2014 rate," she says. "This increase is needed to ensure a sustainable water and waste water system. Major upgrades are scheduled to occur in the mid 2020's."