North Bay`s water and sewer increase will be 1.84 percent. Mike Anthony and Mark King were the only two councillors to oppose the hike. King is worried that metered watering is forcing ice rentals up at rinks. However Tanya Vrebosch says there are programs to help offset rising costs for families that find it tough for their kids to be involved in sports. And George Maroosis says until the switch to water meters, all homeowners subsidized the arenas and he adds council can`t apologize for creating a system that is now more fair.