Utilities

The Town of Pincher Creek provides residents with the following services:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Garbage
  • Compost & Recycling

Residential Garbage Pick-up Schedule

Tuesday | South of the Creek, and West of East Avenue
Wednesday | South of the Creek and East of East Avenue
Thursday | North of the Creek

To view a map of the pick-up area, please click here


Forms


eBilling

Go Paperless!

The Town of Pincher Creek now offers an electronic delivery of your utility bill (eBilling). Sign up today for a convenient and environmentally friendly way to view your bills. Simply send an email to utilities@pinchercreek.ca with the following information:

  • Utility account number
  • Customer name
  • Service address
  • Valid email address

Why register for eBilling?

  • Be notified by email when your eBill is ready
  • Direct delivery to your inbox
  • Reduce your monthly paper bill clutter
  • Eliminate delays from standard mail delivery
  • Reduce paper waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Better for our environment

Rates

In accordance with the Town of Pincher Creek Water and Sewer Utility Bylaw (1607) and the Garbage Utility Bylaw (1605), please find the Utility Rates listed below. All rates are based on the applicable lines and services in conjunction with a 5/8” water meter, and are billed on a bi-monthly basis.

Residential (Bi-Monthly)
Water Base Rate: $27.82
Water Consumption Rate: $1.12/Cubic Meter
Sewer Base Rate: $32.12
Garbage Fixed Base Rate: $15.08
Per Cart Rate (one pick-up per week): 65L Cart: $18.40  |  95L Cart: $23.40
Recycling Fee: $7.16

Commercial (Bi-Monthly)
(Based on the average 5/8” Meter; charges will vary depending on the size of the line and the water meter)
Water Base Rate: $27.82
Water Consumption Rate: $1.12/Cubic Meter
Sewer Base Rate: $15.74
Commercial Sewer: Additional 10% charge based on water consumption
Garbage Fixed Rate: $15.08
Per Cart Rate (one pick-up per week): 65L Cart: $18.40  |  95L Cart: $23.40  |  660L Cart: $33.26  |                1100L Cart: $38.26
Recycling Fee: $7.16

Application forms must be filled out for new accounts and to initiate changes to an existing account. A deposit in the amount of $125.00 (payable by cash or cheque) is required for new account applications. Prior to setting up a utility account in a renter’s name, the Town of Pincher Creek requires written authorization accepting liability and providing permission from the property owner. New accounts will not be set up should prior balances exist in conjunction with the property.


Water

Pincher Creek's sources of raw water are the Castle River and the Pincher Creek.

The rates for the monthly consumption of Residential/Commercial water are based on the meter size: 
5/8 inch: $13.91  |  3/4 inch: $49.47  |  1 inch: $67.75  |  1.5 inch: $85.03  |  2 inch: $85.03  |  4 inch: $105.35. There is also a user pay fee of $1.12/cm3


Waste Management

The Town has a weekly garbage collection, along with a recycling centre that accepts cardboard, paper, plastic, tin cans, and cans and bottles. A sanitary landfill and solid waste disposal is also available, as well as a composting site for yard waste.

Garbage collection for residences is $18.40 for a 65L Cart, and $23.40 for a 95L Cart (bi-monthly.)

Sewer service charges for residential consumers is $32.12 (bi-monthly; per residence.)


Water and Sewer Mains

No person except authorized employees of the Town of Pincher Creek shall make any connection or contact whatsoever with any of the public pipes or mains in the public thoroughfares of the Town  unless authorized by the Town Superintendent.


Other Utility Services

Electricity and Natural Gas

Streetlight Repair Reporting
FortisAlberta has launched a new Streetlight Repair Map. With this map, you can view streetlights in FortisAlberta’s service area and request a repair online within minutes. The map was designed with you in mind, to be user-friendly, simple and easy to use. Once a streetlight repair request is submitted, a service order is automatically generated to facilitate repairs.



Interested in learning how to use the new Streetlight Repair Map? View FortisAlberta’s online video tutorial at: https://youtu.be/fGtEpqftF8k

Due to Alberta's deregulated electricity marketplace, customers have the freedom to choose their energy provider and products that best suit their needs.

The Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) 310-4-UCA (310-4822) works to ensure Alberta consumers have the information, representation and protection they need in Alberta's restructured electricity and natural gas markets. Use their search tool to determine which retailers are available in our area with the options you choose.


Telephone / Cable / Internet

Axia
1-844-276-2888

Bell
1-866-301-1942

Shaw Cable
1-888-472-2222

Shaw Direct (Satellite)
1-888-554-7827

Telus
(403) 310-2255

Vonage
1-888-218-9015


Other Programs

Composting & Rain Barrels
The Town of Pincher Creek Recreation Office, in partnership with Communities in Bloom, offer Earth Machine Composters at a great rate of $50.00. A rebate program of $15 is also available for the purchase of your own composter and/or rain barrel. Full details are available at the Rec Offfice and the Town Office. 

Toilet Replacement Program 
$50 rebates for eligble toilet replacements. Contact the Town Office or click here for full details.

Water Saving Tips
Click here for some great ideas on saving water!

 

Upcoming Events

SEP
21
11:00 AM
Farmers Market
SEP
22
7:00 PM
Moon Shadow Run
SEP
22
1:00 PM
Skating Arena Open

Public Notices

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Nominate a local business
September 23, 2018
The Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce their 23rd Annual Awards of Excellence on Friday October 19th, 2018!  The Awards of Excellence highlight businesses, organizations and individuals who excel in their field. We count on you, our community members to nominate those who stand out and are deserving of a nomination. We have a vast business community with a wide variety of services, products and friendly faces, support our local businesses by submitting a nomination today! Nominations close September 23rd at midnight.   Thank you for supporting local!
Bear Smart
August 28, 2018
Please be bear aware and bear smart! 
Voluntary Water Restriction Now in Effect
August 10, 2018
A voluntary water restriction is now in effect for the Town of Pincher Creek 
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