Utility Rates

Understanding Your Utility Bill - Residential Perspective

Water - the water conveyance, maintenance , reserve fund charges and water levy covers the cost of maintenance and operations of the potable water distribution system, including the East Calgary Regional Waterline which brings potable water from Calgary to the Town, and the  maintenance and reading of water meters and issuing of the utility bill. This variable water levy rate encourages water conservation by utility customers. 

Sewer & Storm Sewer - the standard sewer charge, reserve funds and sewer levy covers the operational costs of the tertiary wastewater treatment and collection system, which includes the waste water treatment plant, reservoirs and underground and overland drainage systems. The amount of waste water produced is determined from the amount of water consumed.

Garbage - the garbage levy and reserve funds covers the cost of residential waste service collection, including solid waste/organics and heavy item garbage removal, the operations of the recycling and compost facility and disposal of waste collection material. 

Reserve fund fees have been implemented to support the long-term sustainability of Strathmore's Utility Infrastructure. 

For details refer to the 2023 Fees Bylaw

Current Rates

Water Conveyance, Maintenance Levy and Reserve January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023

Standard Water Conveyance Charge

$3.06 $3.15

Standard Water Maintenance Charge



Water Infrastructure Reserve Fund Charge

$1.28 $1.30
Water Levy (potable water) January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
Variable Water Consumption Charge

$2.73: 0-29/m3


$2.80: 0-30/m3

$2.85: +31/m3

Sewer & Storm Sewer Maintenance Levy, Reserve January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
Standard Sewer Charge


Sewer Infrastructure Reserve Fund Change $1.28  $1.35
Storm Sewer Infrastructure Reserve Fund Charge $3.83  $3.95
Sewer Levy January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
Variable Sewer Charge, per potable water metered



Garbage Levy and Reserve January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
Garbage Levy


Garbage Infrastructure Reserve Fund Charge $1.28  $1.35
Additional Charges 2022 Rate 2023 Rate
Disconnection of utility services $76.10 $78.40
Reconnection of utility services $76.10 $78.40
Charge for NSF cheques and returned items from Financial Institutions $54.62 $56.25

When a disconnection occurs, the amount outstanding plus the disconnection/re-connection fee must be paid in order for services to recommence.

Bulk Water Rate
  2022 Rate 2023 Rate
Bulk Water $5.46 $5.60

Visit our Bulk Water page for more information.

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