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Utility Rates

The Town Utility Bill Has a New Look

2018 Utility Rate Structure (Bi-Monthly Charges)

  • Residential Water Basic: $16.05
  • Residential Water Metered Consumption: $1.55/cubic metres water for the first 23 cubic metres, $1.90/cubic metres for water consumed between 24-68 cubic metres and more than 68 cubic metres, $2.55/cubic metres for water consumed in excess of 68 cubic metres per billing period.
  • Residential Sewer Basic: $16.00
  • Residential Sewer Metered: $2.10/cubic metres of water consumed per billing period.
  • Consumption charge to an individual dwelling unit without a meter $110.00 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: $12.00 Mandatory charge

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

For information on Waste Services Fees (i.e. garbage, recycling, organics), please click here.

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).
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Reducing your water bill!

Here are some very helpful resources to help you monitor and reduce your water consumption and save you money!

Water Meter Portal Sign Up & Set Your Alerts!

Water Meter Portal Sign Up & Set Your Alerts!

Did you know that the Town does not actively monitor your individual daily water consumption, but the new water meter portal allows you to do this for yourself in real-time? The new water portal also allows you to set up high water consumption alerts, which will help you catch an undetected leak before your bill could potentially get very high. 

Portal Benefits

Your new meter and transmitter uses radio frequency (RF) and innovative technology for more accurate billing, reflecting realtime water consumption, providing you with more insight into your consumption habits. The new modernized water infrastructure provides water customers with enhanced water conservation and leak detection information.

Online Customer Portal - Your water has gone digital!

Bi-Monthly Utility Bill Calculator

Estimate your water bill using the NEW Utility Bill Calculator!

Use this calculator in the summertime to keep track of your outdoor water consumption and the direct impact it may have on your next utility bill. Since utility fees are directly linked to usage, this is a great tool to help you save money!

TRY IT OUT TODAY!

Paperless Utility Bill incentive

Reduce your impact on nature, every little act counts!  Get your utility bill sent to your email address instead of receiving a paper bill to receive a $2.00 credit on your utility bill.  Email  utilities@okotoks.ca  or call 403-938-8937 and start saving today!

 

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