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2023 Annual Rate Bylaw – Key Rate Changes to In-Town Utilities

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by Town of High River

24/04/2023

Community Council 2023 Budget

HIGH RIVER – At their April 24 regular meeting, High River Town Council approved Bylaw 4612/2023 - Rate Bylaw. Fees in the Rate Bylaw directly support the approved 2023 Operating Budget of $35,525 million.

A 1/2 of 1% increase (0.05%) has been applied to In-Town utility rates. The fees proposed will come into force and effect May 1, 2023, and are not retroactive.

On February 13, 2023, High River’s Town Council approved the 2023 Municipal Budget with a 2.2% tax increase and 0.5% increase in utilities. The Rate Bylaw ensures that various fees, fines, and other charges provide the Town with the financial means to offer programs and services, while maintaining a safe and caring community. This is a standard operating procedure under the Municipal Government Act. It replaces and updates the 2022 Rate Bylaw.

  • Budget information and a complete list of updated fees, fines and other charges can be viewed on the Town website.
  • To go straight to the 2023 Rate Bylaw PDF, click here.

Key Rate Changes for In-Town Utilities:

2022 Average Rate

2023 Average Rate

Water Fees

Water Fees-Residential

Service Fee

$30.47 bi-monthly

$30.62 bi-monthly

Water Fees-Residential

Usage Fee

$1.70 per cubic meter

$1.71 per cubic meter

Water Fees-Multi Residential

Usage Fee

$1.70 per cubic meter

$1.71 per cubic meter

Water Fees-Commercial

Service Fee

$233.85 bi-monthly

$235.02 bi-monthly

Water Fees-Commercial

Usage Fee

$1.39 per cubic meter

$1.40 per cubic meter

Other Water Service Fees

Bulk Water Sales

$4.60 per cubic meter

$4.62 per cubic meter

Wastewater Fees

Wastewater - Residential

Service Fee

$24.88 bi-monthly

$25.00 bi-monthly

Wastewater - Residential

Usage Fee

$1.95 per cubic meter

$1.96 per cubic meter

Wastewater - Commercial

Service Fee

$107.67 bi-monthly

$108.21 bi-monthly

Wastewater - Commercial

Usage Fee

$2.09 per cubic meter

$2.10 per cubic meter

Solid Waste Collection Fees

Residential Collection

240 Litre Bin Pick-Up

$22.80 bi-monthly

$22.91 bi-monthly

Residential Collection-

360 Litre Bin Pick-Up

$31.70 bi-monthly

$31.86 bi-monthly

Collection-Size Change

Automated Cart

$31.70 per occurrence

$31.86 per occurrence

Recycling Charges

Recycling Charge

Residential

$5.78 bi-monthly

$5.81 bi-monthly

Recycling Charge

Commercial

$26.95 bi-monthly

$27.08 bi-monthly

Storm Water Sewer Surcharges

Storm Water Sewer Surcharge

Residential

$5.82 bi-monthly

$5.85 bi-monthly

Storm Water Sewer Surcharge

Commercial

$5.82 bi-monthly

$5.85 bi-monthly

For more information:

Town of High River
403-652-2110

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