Utility rates

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Utility rate changes starting January 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, there will be some changes in the water, wastewater, stormwater and waste collection on residents’ monthly utility bills.

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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 rates

  • 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

Example bills for 2020

The average home uses 14.5 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 14.5 m3 @ $2.69/m3 $39.01

Wastewater - operation and maintenance (O&M)
           Flat rate
           Volumetric rate (based on 14.5 m3 @ $0.47/m3)


$13.98
$6.82

Wastewater - treatment (based on 14.5  m3 @ $1.36/m3) $19.72
 Storm $7.80
 Waste collection and recycling $25.45
           Total utility charges $118.13

 

 Ardrossan Hamlet

Water - flat rate $5.36 
Water - volumetric (based on 14.5 m3 @ $2.69/m3 $39.01

Wastewater - operations and maintenance (O&M)
          Flat rate
          Volumetric rate (based on 14.5 m3 @ $0.47/m3)


$13.98
$6.82
Wastewater - treatment (based on 14.5 m3 @ $1.36/m3) $19.72
Storm $1.60
Waste collection and recycling $25.45
          Total utility charges $111.93

 

Josephburg Hamlet

Water - flat rate $5.36
Water - volumetric (based on 14.5 m3 @ $2.69/m3 $39.01
Wastewater $17.66
Waste collection and recycling $25.45
          Total utility charges $87.48

 

Half Moon Lake and South Cooking Lake

Wastewater $17.66
 Waste collection and recycling $25.45
          Total utility charges $43.11

 

Hastings Lake and North Cooking Lake

 Waste collection and recycling (quarterly) $70.05
          Total utility charges

$70.05

 

Collingwood Cove and Antler Lake

Wastewater $17.66
Optional water service  

Water - flat rate

$7.56
Water - volumetric (based on 14.5 m3 @ $2.62/m3) $37.99
Transmission charge $40.00
Waste collection and recycling $25.45
          Total utility charges $128.66

 

Rural service policy area

Water - flat rate $7.56
Water - volumetric (based on 14.5 m3 @ $2.62/m3) $37.99
Water - distribution     $30.75
Water - transmission $20.50
Wastewater - operation and maintenance (O&M)

Flat rate

Volumetric rate (based on 14.5 m3 @ $0.47/m3)


$13.98
$6.82
Wastewater - treatment (based on 14.5 m3 @ $1.36/m3) $19.72
Wastewater - transmission fee $23.00
Waste collection and recycling $23.35
          Total utility charges $183.67

 

Expanded services area

Water - flat rate $7.56
Water - volumetric (based on 14.5 m3 @ $2.52/m3) $37.99
Water - transmission (fixed rate) $40.00
Waste collection and recycling $23.35
          Total utility charges $108.90

Utilities
Phone: 780-467-7785
Email: scutilities@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2020
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