Utility Rates

The Town of Edson provides water, sewer and residential waste management pickup. These services are charged to your account monthly as of January 2016. Each residence or business water meter is read for actual consumption every month. Your utility bill will change from one bill to the next depending on the amount of water that has been consumed. We encourage you to conserve water whenever you can.

Utility bills are sent out at the end of every month and due by the 15th of the following month. A 2.5% monthly penalty will be applied if the bill remains unpaid after that time. Any bill outstanding over 90 days will be transferred to your property tax account.

You can refer to the Bylaw 2114 - Water and Sewer Services Bylaw or Bylaw 1858 - Waste Management Bylaw

Fee Schedules can be found in the Fees, Rates, and Charges Bylaw

Please contact our Utility Department at (780) 723-4401 or utclerk@edson.ca for further information.

Utility Bill Recycle Changes - May 2019

You will notice some changes to the information on your utility bills this month. In the interest of transparency, the Town of Edson is now breaking out the cost of recycling on all utility bills.

Please Note - This is NOT a new charge. This is designed to show the true cost of recycling as a utility of the Town of Edson. This includes the cost to property owners for the Town of Edson’s contribution towards the operation of the Edson and District Recycle Depot and related programming.

While recycling is currently covered through taxation, it’s important to keep our tax payers informed of the actual costs of our utility programs and charges.

For more information on our recycling program, go to www.edson.ca/recycle.

Sewer Rate Changes - July 2018

See the poster for information on sewer rate changes happening in July relating to the Waste Water Treatment Plant operations.

Waste Water Treatment Plant Fee

On September 20th, 2016, Council gave all three readings to Bylaw 2187, approving the borrowing of $10,324,990 over 20 years from Alberta Capital Finance Authority for the purpose of constructing a Waste Water Treatment Plant.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant is required following some changes to requirements and regulations for Waste Water by the Province of Alberta under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. These requirement changes made it mandatory to proceed with this project at this time.

The total cost of the project is estimated at over $17.5 million, with over $6 million being covered by a Provincial grant.

As a result, at $14.25 charge will be added to all utility bills connected to the Town's sewer system. This fee is necessary to help cover the costs associated with the construction of the plant and will be in effect for the length of the debenture.

For more information please contact the Town office at 780-723-4401.