Effective March 1, 2022, the Town of Cochrane utility fees will be increasing to reflect the current cost of providing the service to residents. While the impact will vary from household-to-household depending on usage, the average home will see an increase of $6.80 per month.

“This increase was included in the 2022 operating budget, which was adopted by Council in December 2021. We delayed implementing the increase to provide residents the opportunity to understand and prepare for the cost increase in advance of it showing up on their utility bill. Starting next month, residents can expect to see this moderate increase.”

said Katherine Van Keimpema, Executive Director of Corporate Services.

Town of Cochrane utility bills pay for the costs associated with water and wastewater services, waste and recycling collection, as well as the operation of the Cochrane Eco Centre facility. Many factors contribute to the town utility rates, such as increased costs to contracts, materials, supplies and labour. Rate adjustments are necessary to guarantee the sustainability of municipal services, with a portion set aside for future infrastructure maintenance.

Residents who are interested in reducing their municipal utility costs are encouraged to explore water conservation opportunities on the town website.

For information and tips on reducing water consumption at home, visit Cochrane.ca/waterconservation.

To view the updated utility rates at: Cochrane.ca/utility-rates.