Utility Rates & Fees

City utility rates are approved by the City of Chestermere Council and are established to ensure utilities are provided in a safe and reliable manner. 

The following tables outline the rates and fees currently in effect for residential and non-residential customers. Please refer to the City of Chestermere Bylaws 029-13, 026-13, 031-16, 008-15, 030-16, 027-13, 011-16, 025-13, and 032-16 for more details pertaining to rates and the provision of safe and efficient water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste and recycle services to residents and businesses located in Chestermere.

Please note that the City does not set rates for electricity or natural gas. 

Residential Rates

Item Rate
Basic Water Charge $25.77 / month
Water Consumption Rate (Tier 1) $1.22 / cubic meter (consumption up to 18 cubic meters)
Water Consumption Rate (Tier 2) $2.47 / cubic meter (consumption greater than 18 cubic meters)
Basic Sewer Charge $37.62 / month
Sewer Consumption Rate (Tier 1) $1.15 / cubic meter (consumption up to 18 cubic meters)
Sewer Consumption Rate (Tier 2) $1.63 / cubic meter (consumption greater than 18 cubic meters)
Basic Storm Water Charge $14.75 / month
Garbage / Recycling / Organics Collection Fee $23.03 / month
Recycle Centre  $4.09 / month

Service Fees

Item Rate
New Customer Account Application Fee $25.00
Account Administration Fee For New Customer Account at an existing address $25.00
Service Deposit $300.00
Deposit for Blue Recycling Cart (360L) $70.00 / cart
Deposit for Blue Recycling Cart (120L) $45.00 / cart
Deposit for Green Organics Cart (240L) $60.00 / cart
Deposit for Green Organics Cart (120L) $45.00 / cart
Kitchen Pail $4.00 each
Deposit for Lakeweeds Cart (360L) $70.00 / cart
Delivery Charge for Carts (Blue or Green) $4.00 / delivery
Account deposit to reconnect an existing customer $300.00
Extra garbage bag sticker fee  $3.85 / additional bag
Excess Organics / Lakeweeds (240L or 360L) $7.00 / month for each unit
Excess Organics / Collection Cube (500kg) $55.00 / collection
Excess Recyclable Materials (360L) $7.00 / month for each unit

Non-Residential Rates & Service Fees

Item Rate
Account Application Fee for New Accounts $25.00
Account Administration Fee for New Customer Account at Existing Address $25.00
Service Deposit Calculated at three (3) times the monthly average bill specific to the type of property
Account Deposit for Existing Customer who was disconnected and wants to reconnect Same as above if deposit previously not assessed
Basic Water Charge $78.39
Water Consumption Rate (Tier 1) $1.67 / cubic meter (consumption up to 100 cubic meters)
Water Consumption Rate (Tier 2) $2.68 / cubic meter (consumption greater than 100 cubic meters)
Bulk Water Consumption $2,000 deposit
$25.00 non refundable admin fee
$6.42 / day (minimum of 3 days) plus $2.62 / cubic meter
Basic Sewer Charge $106.67 / month
Sewer Consumption Rate (Tier 1) $1.52 / cubic meter (up to 100 cubic meters)
Sewer Consumption Rate (Tier 2) $2.32 / cubic meter (consumption greater than 100 cubic meters)
Non-metered Sanitary Sewer Use $77.29 / month
Fixed Lifecycle Fund $7.18 / month

Other Service Fees (all customers)

Item Rate
Missed Appointment $120.00 / each appointment
No Access $50.00
Non-sufficient Funds or Returned Item $25.00 each
Penalty for Non-payment of Utility Bill 3% per month on outstanding balance
Shut-off Notice Delivery $15.00 for each notice
Water Reconnection $120.00
Water Permit (for new construction) $625.00
Flushing Mains $2.39 / cubic meter
Non-metered Sanitary Sewer Use $77.29 / month
Residential Meter Accuracy Test $140.00 / test
Video Inspection of Sanitary Services Cost + 10%
Infrastructure Inspection (second and subsequent visits) $625 / inspection
Water System Modelling Support Cost + 10%
Replacement water meter Cost + 10%
Repair existing water meter (frozen / damaged) Cost + 10%