Water & Sewer Rates and Fees
Water Rates - Effective January 1, 2022
The RM of Edenwold owns and operates two water wells north of Hwy. 1, and a water treatment plant in Emerald Park. This infrastructure provides municipal water to several residential subdivisions, commercial districts, and the community of Emerald Park.
The RM sends out water invoices quarterly. Payment is due upon receipt, with late payment fees beginning after 45 days. Your water invoice total is based on your water consumption and water rate, as listed below:
|0-70 Cubic Meters||$1.65 per cubic meter|
|71-300 Cubic Meters||$2.07 per cubic meter|
|300+ Cubic Meters||$3.68 per cubic meter|
|Note: A $7.20 water infrastructure fee is added to each bill.|
Municipal water rates are set (or reviewed) every year and must be approved by the Saskatchewan Municipal Board. Municipal staff set the RM's water rates in September 2019. Water rates will be reviewed again in 2022 for implementation in 2023.
To reduce your water bill, consider conserving water. Visit the links below to learn more:
Sewer Rates - Effective January 1, 2022
The RM sends out sewer invoices quarterly. Payment is due upon receipt, with late payment fees beginning after 45 days. Your sewer invoice total is based on several factors, including:
|Residential property connected to municipal sewer and municipal water||$137.70|
|Commercial/Industrial property connected to municipal sewer and municipal water||10% of your water bill, or $137.70, whichever is greater|
|Property connected to municipal sewer but not municipal water||$165.24|
|Note: A $24.00 wastewater infrastructure fee is added to each bill.|
Municipal wastewater rates are set (or reviewed) every year and must be approved by the Saskatchewan Municipal Board. Municipal staff set the RM's wastewater rates in September 2019. Wastewater rates will be reviewed again in 2022 for implementation in 2023.
Note: Sewer clean-out pipes are located at your property line. Ensure your pipes have a lid on them. Without a lid, the sewer line will freeze. It is not the responsibility of the RM to thaw your pipe if this happens, with costs incurred to thaw it open the responsibility of the property owner.
Paying your Water or Sewer Invoice
Invoices are sent by regular mail or by email. If you are interested in receiving your water and sewer invoice by email, please complete a Customer Acknowledgement and Consent to Email Delivery Form and submit it to the RM office by dropping it off at 100 Hutchence Road, Emerald Park SK, S4L 1C6, or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about payment methods and information, click here.
Water & Sewer Rate Comparison
In 2020, as part of the annual review of water and wastewater rates, the RM compared regional water and sewer rates. RM staff found that when compared to its neighbours, RM water and sewer rates were more economical and cheaper overall.
All properties connected to municipal water are equipped with a smart meter. This meter keeps accurate track of how much water each property is consuming - and is used to calculate water invoices.
Domestic Water Wells
Under the RM's Water Utility Bylaw, properties connected to municipal water are not allowed to dig new wells for domestic, recreational, agricultural, or industrial purposes. This includes wells drilled to provide water for grass. Existing wells are considered 'grandfathered' and are permitted, but they may not be expanded or rehabilitated. If the municipality becomes aware of a prohibited well, you will have 90 days to decommission the well. Otherwise, the municipality may decommission the well and add all associated costs to your tax roll.