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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 the 2016-2018 Business Plans presented to the Utility Committee on June 25, 2015.

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 2016-2018 Utilities Budget

City Council approved the budgets for the Drainage Utility and the Waste Management Utility on November 29, 2016.

Financial Impact to the Typical Residential Customer

Impacts 2016 Actual Typical Monthly Fee 2017 Approved Typical Monthly Fee Approved Monthly Fee Increase Annual Increase
Waste Management $43 $44.90 $1.90 $22.80
Drainage Services        
Sanitary $22.79 $23.29 $0.50 $6
Stormwater $10.24 $10.74 $0.50 $6
Total $33.03 $34.03 $1 $12
Rate Impact to Typical Customer     $2.90 $34.80

For More Information

311 Contact Centre


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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