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.

Effective January 1st, 2016, the new approved rates will be in effect based on a rate of $1.85 per cubic metre of consumption plus a flat rate of $13.25 monthly for water and sewer. If you are being billed for sewer only, the rate has increased to $18.50 monthly.

The rate increase was implemented to improve the cost recovery of expenses incurred to operate the utilities system.

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

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

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.