Changes to utility rates

Effective January 1, 2019, there will be some changes in the water, wastewater, stormwater and waste collection on residents' monthly utility bills. Overall, the average household will have an increase of $3.06 per month or $36.72 per year. Each of the charges is explained briefly.

Current utility rates vary depending on several factors including location and type of service. Detailed rate information is in the Fees and Charges schedule under Your Council & County.

Water rates

Water - flat charge
This covers the water meter, monthly billing and maintenance of fire hydrants. There is no change in 2019.

Water - metered
The 2019 rate includes an increase due to higher flow through costs from EPCOR. The actual cost for each household will depend on the volume of water used. For a household using 18 cubic metres of water per month, this will mean an increase of $2.34 per month.

You can control some of the costs by following some simple water conservation practices.

Water - truck fills
For residents who purchase water from the Sherwood Park, Ardrossan or South Cooking Lake truck fill stations, the rate has increased by $0.12 per cubic metre. This increase is due to higher costs set by EPCOR to purchase water and the cost of infrastructure upgrades to the Ardrossan truck fill station.

Wastewater rates

Sewer - This covers wastewater operation and maintenance costs. There is no change in 2019.

Sewer - residential 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. For a household using 18 cubic metres of water per month, this will mean an increase of $1.11 per month.

You can control some of the costs by following some simple water conservation practices.

Stormwater system rates

Sewer - storm
This covers the maintenance of the stormwater facilities and collection system. There is a decrease in rates for 2019. The rate will decrease by $0.70 per month for Sherwood Park and $0.30 per month for Ardrossan.

Waste management services

This covers waste collection. The rate increase for waste collection is $0.30 per month for 2019.

See example utility bills for 2019.

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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