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Friday, January 5, 2018 / Categories: Public Notices

New Utility Fees Effective January 1, 2018

The Town of Whitecourt operates the Water, Sewer and Garbage Utilities as a “User-Pay Service”.  A review is conducted annually to confirm the long-term viability of the system and ensure we continue to meet growing demands.  A recent evaluation has demonstrated a need to increase utility rates to ensure long-term sustainability. 



2017 Fees

Effective January 1, 2018

Fee Change

Water Monthly Fee




Sewer Monthly Fee




Water Consumption Charge/m3




Sewer Consumption Charge/m3




Waste Collection, Landfill Disposal and Blue Bag Recycling Monthly Fees





For the average customer that uses 20 cubic metres of water, the fee adjustments for all utilities will result in a $6.72 difference in their monthly utility bill.

Cardlock Water Account Holders:

Bulk water rates for account holders that utilize the cardlock station will also be changing. 


2017 Fees

Effective January 1, 2018

Fee Change

First 14m3



$ 2.40

15 to 250m3




More than 250m3





New rates will be applied to January consumption, and reflected in the bill customers receive in February.  Details on utility accounts and billing procedures can be found on our website at