Utilities & Services

Find information on the utility services provided in the Village of Barnwell, who provides them, and how to access them.

Utilities

Water

The Village of Barnwell with the assistance of the Alberta Municipal Water/wastewater grant program, constructed a new Water Treatment Plant in 2006–07, located south of Highway 3 (93063-Rge. Rd. 174). It is a state-of-the-art Pall Membrane filtration system that produces high-quality water year-round. All residential water is metered with Neptune radio read water metres.

Bulk water is available at the Water Treatment Plant through a prepaid system. All bulk water users must set up and prepay for a bulk water account at the Village office.

Water Rates

  • Basic rate (Village residents): $34.00/month
  • Basic rate (MD residents): $54.00/month
  • Consumption rate (Village residents): $ .77/cubic metre
  • Consumption rate (MD residents): $1.10/ cubic metre
  • Bulk Water Station rate: $2.90/cubic metre

Sewer

The Village sewer is treated with a lagoon system at the Village’s north end.

Sewer Rates

  • Basic rate (Village residents): $16.50/month
  • Basic rate (MD residents): $20.60/month

Electricity

Electricity is delivered by Fortis Alberta. For electricity-related issues call 310-WIRE (310-9473) or 1-(855) 333-9473. You can also visit their website http://www.fortisalberta.com

Natural Gas

Natural Gas is delivered by ATCO Gas. For gas-related issues call (403) 310-5678.

Services

Garbage

The Village contracts bagged garbage pick-up for each household every Saturday. The Village has imposed a limit of three (3) regular garbage bags (26” x 36”) per household per week. As needed, residents may purchase garbage tags at $1.50 per tag to place on any over-the-limit bags. Garbage must be placed on the street in front of the household on Saturday mornings by 8:30 a.m. Any changes to this schedule will be posted on this website or at the Village office.

Any excess garbage, or garbage that cannot be bagged, may be taken to the Town of Taber Waste Transfer Station located West on 64th Avenue (Taber) and Highway 864. For more information contact (403) 223-5569. At the facility, all material to be dumped must be separated and disposed of in the appropriately marked locations. Applicable fees will be charged at the station.

Garbage Rate

  • Basic rate (all residents): $14.00/month

Recycling

The Village encourages recycling and offers a curbside recycling program. Each household is given a blue bin and recycling directions. Recycling bins should be placed on the curb in front of the household on the second and fourth Saturdays each month for pickup. Residents who use this service find it much easier to meet the garbage bag limit, thereby avoiding additional costs for excess bags.

Recycle Rate

  • Basic rate (Village residents): $7.00/month
  • Basic rate (MD residents): $10.00/month
Download 2011 Recycling Guide for the Village of Barnwell.