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Utility rates

Below are examples of monthly utility bills for residents in Strathcona County. Rates depend on several factors including location and type of service.  

Rates explained

  • Water - flat charge. This pays for the water meter, monthly billing and maintenance of fire hydrants.
  • Water - metered. This pays for infrastructure, operation and maintenance costs. The actual cost for each household will depend on the volume of water used.

Wastewater rates

  • Wastewater O&M. This charge is to pay for the operation and maintenance of sewer lines.
  • Wastewater treatment. This charge reflects the cost of sewage treatment at the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission Treatment Plant. This charge is based on the amount of water consumed by each household.

* please note, on your utility bill these two charges are combined

Stormwater

Solid waste

Utility rate comparison

In 2010, Utilities participated in a Performance review. Strathcona County was compared to other municipalities in Canada (mainly Alberta) that offered similar services.
  Cost comparison

Example bills for 2017

The average home uses 18 cubic metres (m3) of water each month. The examples below are calculated based on this average.

Sherwood Park


Water - flat rate$5.36 
Water - volumetric
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $2.38/m3
$42.84
Wastewater - operation and maintenance (O&M)
Flat rate

Volumetric rate (based on 18 m @ $0.44/m3)
$13.98

                    $7.92
Wastewater - treatment
                    (based on 18 m3 @$1.196/m3)
 $21.53
 Storm $8.50
 Waste collection and recycling $25.15
 Total utility charges$125.28

 

 Ardrossan


Water - flat rate$5.36 
Water - volumetric
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $2.38/m3
$42.84

Wastewater - operations and maintenance (O&M)
Flat rate
Volumetric rate (based on 18 m3 @ $0.44/m3

$13.98
$7.92
 Wastewater - treatment
(based on 18 m3 @$1.196/m3)

 $21.53

Storm $1.90
Waste collection and recycling $25.15
Total utility charges$118.68

 

Josephburg


Water - flat rate$5.36 
Water - volumetric
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $2.38/m3
$42.84 
Wastewater$16.90
Waste collection and recycling $25.15
Total utility charges$90.25

Half Moon Lake and South Cooking Lake


Wastewater$16.90
 Waste collection and recycling$25.15
 Total utility charges$42.05
 

Hasting Lake and North Cooking Lake

Waste collection and recycling (Quarterly)$69.15
Total utility charges$69.15

 

Collingwood Cove and Antler Lake  


Wastewater$16.90
Optional water service 
 Water - flat rate $6.46
 Water - volumetric
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $2.37/m3
$42.66 
 Capital ryder $40.00
 Waste collection and recycling $25.15
 Total utility charges$131.17

 

Rural service policy area


Water - flat rate$6.46 
Water - volumetric
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $2.37/m3)
$42.66
 Water - distribution     $30.75
 Water - transmission $20.50
Wastewater - operation and maintenance (O&M)
Flat rate

Volumetric rate (based on 18 m3 @ $0.44/m3)
$13.98

                    $7.92
 Wastewater - treatment
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $1.196/m3)
 $21.53
 Capital Rider $23.00
 Waste collection and recycling $23.05
 Total utility charges$189.85

 

Expanded services area


Water - flat rate$6.46
Water - volumetric
                    (based on 18 m3 @ $2.37/m3)
$42.66
Water - transmission (fixed rate)$40.00
 Waste collection and recycling $23.05
 Total utility charges$112.17

Questions?

780-467-7785
 780-449-5514 
scutilities@strathcona.ca

 
Last updated: Friday, January 06, 2017
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