It's a good thing she made the change to her shower. Korden might need those savings now to put towards her next water bill.
"That's quite an increase I think," said Korden. City council has passed controversial water and sewer rate hikes: $92 extra this year and water bills will swell by similar amounts the next two years.
"It does go onto general revenues, that's open and transparent, it's not my favourite source of revenues," said Mayor Brian Bowman.
The city's chair of the water and waste committee says without the dividend, property taxes would have to rise instead.
"If you take the money, if you cancel the dividend there's a six per cent property tax, one time only, coming to make up for that," said councillor Brian Mayes.
But some councillors says it's unfair to increase rates while dipping into the water and sewer fund.
"This is a flat fee that everybody pays no matter how much they can afford it and goes into general tax coffers," said councillor Jason Schreyer.
The Public Utilities Board, a provincial regulator of rates, agrees. It's executive director says rate hikes should be about cost recovery only.
"It could be interpreted as a tax, that the public may not have had time to scrutinize properly," said Darren Christle.
The debate has some councillors calling for the PUB to review Winnipeg's water rates. The city is the only jurisdiction in Manitoba whose rates aren't set by the regulator. Christle says it's long overdue.
"It would give the greater transparency of how rates are established within the province and would also allow the public greater opportunity to question the process," said Christle.
But Mayes says this should be left in the hands of city council not the PUB.
"It's not an elected body, the PUB, ultimately we are responsible to taxpayers," said Mayes.