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The City of Edmonton operates two public utilities: Drainage Services (Sanitary and Stormwater) and Waste Management Services.

Drainage Services provides sanitary and stormwater drainage services to Edmonton residents by planning, building, operating, and maintaining the pipes, tunnels, pump stations, and stormwater management facilities that make up the City’s drainage network.

Waste Management Services provides residential curbside waste collection, multi-family waste collection, processing of residential waste through organics operations, commercial waste collection, construction and demolition recycling as well as operating the Edmonton Waste Management Centre with its unique collection of advanced waste processing and research facilities.

The Budgets for the Utilities reflect the strategic directions and initiatives identified in their 2015-2018 Business Plans presented to the Utility Committee on July 3, 2014.

The two utilities are operated as public utilities and are not subsidized from property taxes; instead, they are funded entirely through rates and fees charged to residential and commercial users. The utilities themselves are charged an appropriate share of City of Edmonton corporate overhead, including a share of governance costs.

The utilities report to Council’s Utility Committee. The Utilities operate under their respective Council-approved Fiscal Policies.

Approved 2015 Utilities Budget

City Council approved the budgets for Drainage Services and Waste Management Services on November 26, 2014. 

Approved rate increases for 2015 and impact on typical residential customers

  2014 Actual Typical Monthly Fee 2015 Approved Typical Monthly Fee  Approved Monthly Increase  Approved Annual Increase 
Waste Management   $37.34  $40.69  $3.35  $40.20
Drainage  $31.03  $32.03  $1.00  $12.00
Approved rate increase impact on typical customer      $4.35  $52.20

For More Information

Mike Dowler

Budget Planning and Development
Title Director
Telephone 780-496-5116
Email mike.dowler@edmonton.ca

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