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Cost of Living

The Town of Claresholm has a diverse selection of housing styles and prices. The affordability of life in Claresholm makes the community a very attractive choice for young families and early retirees alike.  

For rates of private utility providers, please contact the businesses directly.  Contact information can be found in our Business Directory

The Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) office is a branch of Service Alberta and has a mandate to educate, advocate, and mediate for Alberta’s residential, farm, and small business electricity and natural gas consumers.

Visit to compare electricity and gas prices in your area, view historical rates, or get help resolving utility related issues.

Town Utility Costs

On March 11, 2019, Council gave 3rd and Final Reading to Bylaw #1659, the Water & Sewer Bylaw. Changes took effect on May 1, 2019.

On November 23, 2020, Council gave 3rd and Final Reading to Bylaw #1714, which amended Bylaw #1659's Schedule "D", Water & Sewer Rate Tables.  

2021 RATES:


$35.00 per month, with no water consumption included.
$1.65 per cubic meter. 

$16.50 / Month
Sewer usage charge: $0.90 per cubic meter on 50% of water consumption.

$12.50 / Month

$10.56 / Month


DownloadRate Schedule - Water & Sewer

Residential utilities are billed on a bimonthly bases (once every 2 months) and are due at the end of the following month. Utility invoices are mailed out a few days prior to the end of the month. To receive your utility bills via email, rather than regular mail, fill out the application form below and e-mail or drop off to the Town Office.


DownloadE-Bill Service Agreement

Payments can be made via cash, cheque, money order, or debit at the Town Office or can be paid through your financial institution. Alternatively you can sign up for our Pre-Authorized Utility Payment Plan (UPP). If signed up for UPPs the withdrawal from your bank will take place on the 15th day of the month (or following business day) following your bill. (e.g. January – February bill will be mailed or emailed around February 25th and payment will be automatically withdrawn on March 15th). To sign up for UPPs fill out the application below and e-mail or drop off to the Town Office. 


DownloadUPP Agreement Residential


DownloadEFT Authorization Form

Payments can also now be made by credit card through the Paytm Canada App. This is a 3rd party service for residential accounts that may charge a convenience/processing fee. The service provider may charge service fees and there may be restrictions on the types of credit cards accepted. Please refer to the service provider's website or app for terms and conditions of their services, charges, and payment processing times. (All payments must be received by the Town of Claresholm before the due date to avoid penalty and interest charges, so ensure payments are made early enough for the service provider to processes the payment). See the below flyer for further details.

Paytm Canada now also offers online credit card payments for residential and commercial accounts, however there is a convenience fee charged to the card holder. To use this service click here.


DownloadPaytm Canada App - Flyer