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New utility rates take effect March 1

February 18, 2020 3:09 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

At this afternoon’s regular Council Meeting, Red Deer City Council passed amendments to the Utility Bylaw which will see a slight rate increase set to take effect March 1.

In 2020, the average household will see an increase of approximately $2.60 per month, or about 2.4%, on their utility bill. These fee changes will take effect March 1, 2020, and residents will see the rates reflected on their April utility bills.

Utility rates for water and wastewater are comprised of a fixed charge and a variable use charge, which offer residents the ability to control their bills by limiting water use. Waste collection fees are dependent on the type of household and service levels provided.

Utility rates cover the cost of operation and service delivery for City and regional customers, including:

  • Treatment and distribution of safe, reliable water for households, businesses, and fire protection,
  • Collection and treatment of wastewater from households and businesses to protect the health of our citizens, the river habitat, and downstream users, and
  • Collection and disposal of waste in an environmentally responsible manner, with emphasis on recycling and reuse. 

Fees for regional water and wastewater customers and disposal fees at the Waste Management Facility will also change effective March 1.

A detailed breakdown of updated utility rates and waste management fees is available online at reddeer.ca/utilityrates.

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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