At their April 14 meeting, Town Council approved an adjustment to residential water consumption thresholds to mitigate against anticipated increases to residential water consumption. More details.
Beginning July 1, the water consumption thresholds return to the pre-COVID19 rates which came into effect on January 1, 2020. For more details on utility rates, visit cochrane.ca/Utilities
The April tier adjustments supported residents whose monthly household water use would likely increase with more people home while provincial public health orders were in place. Council’s decision to return to regular rates was made in consideration of the Province’s phased relaunch strategy and our local businesses reopening their doors.
Town staff are available to help you identify ways to reduce your monthly water use, including tracking down potential water leaks. For information and tips on reducing water consumption at home, visit cochrane.ca/WaterConservation or call 403-851-2280.
Ten full-time staff work around the clock to make sure Cochrane’s water tastes delicious and exceeds provincial requirements for safety. They also oversee Cochrane’s water distribution and metering. Used water is collected in the wastewater collection system where it is pumped to Calgary for treatment.
Be sure to see current water rates online.