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Water & Sewer Utility Rates

Town of Okotoks Utility Billing
Phone: 403-938-8937 Fax: 403-938-7387
Email: utilitybilling@okotoks.ca
Epcor Water Services Site Manager
Phone: 403-938-1230 Fax: 403-938-5962
Website: http://www.epcor.ca/

Water Consumption & Sewer Rates


Utility Rate Structure

2014 Utility Rate Structure (bi-monthly charges)

Residential Water Basic: $13.18

Residential Water Metered Consumption: $1.35/m3 of water for the first 23 m3, $1.66/m3 for water consumed in excess of 23 m3 and less than 68 m3, $1.84/m3 for water consumed in excess of 68 m3 per billing period.

Residential Sewer Basic: $13.70

Residential Sewer Metered: $1.84/m3 of water consumed per billing period.

Water used for irrigation purposes will be exempt from the sewer consumption charge on the condition that a separate water meter that measures only irrigation water must be installed and approved as per the Town’s specifications. (for multi unit only)

Storm Sewer Fixed Rate: $11.31 Mandatory charge

Residential Irrigation Water – Sewer Exemption

Water consumption averaged over the three winter billing periods (December, February and April) will establish the non-irrigation average consumption.

Water volumes consumed over the non-irrigation average consumption will be exempt from the sewer consumption charge during the three summer billing periods (June, August and October).

The guiding principles for setting utility rates are:
  • To promote wise water use, increase water conservation and reduce non-essential water consumption (e.g. irrigation).
  • Long term stabilization of utility revenues.
  • Pricing based primarily on water consumption. Long term objective is that the rates will be based on 90% consumption and 10% fixed charges.
  • Combined water and sewer rates
    • Sewer production based on water consumption
    • Note: summer sewer consumption based on a household’s average winter water consumption (as outdoor watering does not go to the sanitary sewer system for processing).

The philosophy is straight forward……the more you use, the more you pay.