(Sewer & Water Rate Changes)
The Town has consistently meet or exceeded all regulatory and safety requirements related to water and wastewater standards provincially and federally. At the same time the Town will continue to plan for infrastructure and maintenance initiatives to ensure our assets are in a good state of repair.
The Town has been preparing its water and sewer budget based on best practices for a number of years. The basic principle is that there should be no reliance on the tax rate to support the operational needs of the water and sewer operations. The water and sewer rates are set on a full cost recovery basis. These rates ensure not only the annual operating requirements are financed but also the long term capital renewal needs are planned for and incorporated into the rate setting process.
This notice is to inform you of recent amendments to our Water Utility Bylaw. First Reading of Water Utility Bylaw 923J was passed at the March 27, 2023 Council meeting. The 3rd and Final reading were passed at the April 11, 2023 Council meeting, therefore the following changes will take effect June 1, 2023:
2. All consumers connected to municipal sewer shall pay a consumption rated based on the meter reading of the supply of water to the consumer. The rate shall be $1.80 per cubic metre (m³) of water used per month. (Previous rate was $1.53 per cubic metre)
4. The monthly administrative fee of (non-electronic billing notification) $2.00 per month per account. (Previous rate was $1.50 per account)
The administrative fee will be waived for any account that is registered for electronic utility billing, if you are not already registered and would like to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and an application will be sent to you. Or you can download the following application Utility E-bill Registration. You may also visit the Town office at 400-10th Street Monday to Friday 9am-Noon and 1pm-5pm. (excluding Statutory Holidays)
For information on water usage and reducing consumption, please visit the Environment Canada website at http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/reseau/watertips_e.html.
A penalty of 4.75% on the arrears amount will be evoked on all accounts in arrears on the first day of the new billing period. All accounts in arrears for two (2) consecutive months may be turned off, or transferred to the tax account. If water is turned off, there will be a re-connection fee.
In order to have water service re-connected the full amount owing must be paid in full as well as the re-connection fee, which is $75.00 during working hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
The Town of Beaverlodge offers its residents a Pre-authorized Payment Plan (PAP), which is a modern, easy way to pay your utilities. Payments from your bank account or credit card are withdrawn on the 15th of each month for the previous month’s utilities.
Utility Pre-Authorization Form (for direct withdrawal)
Complete the applicable pre-authorization form for automatic payment of your utility bill and return it to the Town Office in person, by mail, fax, or email email@example.com
The Town of Beaverlodge now accepts Interact E-Transfers, these can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your tax roll number for proper processing.
Payments can be made in person at the Town of Beaverlodge Office at: 400 – 10 Street between 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Cash, Debit/Interac, Visa, MasterCard and Cheques are all excepted at the Town Office.
Cheques and Money Orders can be sent to:
Town of Beaverlodge
Visit PaySimply paysrc.ca/beaverlodgeutilities , our secure third party payment provider, to pay online with any major credit card (Visa, MC, Amex), PayPal or Interac eTransfer.
Please allow 3 business days for processing. A convenience fee will be applied to cover payment handling and processing charges.
Offered through CIBC, BMO, ATB, RBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, TD Canada Trust, and Central 1 Credit Union.
Simply email your Interac eTransfer to email@example.com and quote your utility account number
Sign up to receive your Utility Bill via email, this will eliminate the $2.00 Administration Fee which is charged each month for paper billing. Complete and return the following EBill Form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to PO Box 30, Beaverlodge AB T0H 0C0. You may also drop the form off at the Town Office at 400-10th Street Beaverlodge, AB.
The Town of Beaverlodge has a water conservation by-law in place. This is very important as it helps us to conserve and protect our water supply, while still allowing residents to water their lawns and keep them looking beautiful.
Normal watering days for odd numbered houses are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and for even numbered houses Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Watering may only be done during the following hours: 6 – 9 a.m. and 7 – 11 p.m. Flowerbeds and vegetable gardens may be watered by hand, at any time, using a watering can or a hose with a nozzle with a trigger shut off to restrict water flow. Children’s water toys may be used for recreational purposes as long as the children are present.
These are level 1 restrictions and fines can be levied if they are not adhered to. For information on Bylaw 885 – Water Conservation Bylaw or other Bylaws, go to the Local Government Tab select Documents and Downloads and then Bylaws from the menu on the left or see the attachment below
For detailed infoormation see the Garbage and Recycling page of our website under the ‘For Residents’ tab
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