Utilities

Water, Sewer & Garbage

The M.D. provides utility services to its residents. There are residential, commercial and truck fill services available. Please follow the links on this page for more information or to apply for any utility
services. If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Cardinal, the Utility Analyst during regular business hours of 8:15 am to 4:30 pm., Monday to Friday. She can be reached at the main office telephone 780-891-3778, Ext 142, toll-free 1-888-891-3778, or direct line 780-891-4276.

Apply for residential, commercial or key lock accounts

Residential Utility Services Information

How to Set Up Services

A written application to connect to the water, waste water and solid waste systems, or to obtain services from such systems, shall be submitted to the MD of Opportunity..
Once water services are approved, they will be connected within a 24 hour period.

Apply for residential utility services - application form

Rates for Residential Utility Services

Water $28.00 per month Flat Rate
Sewage $12.00 per month Flat Rate
Garbage $ 5.00 per month Flat Rate
Deposit Fee $75.00

Deposit is required if you are not the property owner and are a renter of the residence.
No deposit fee is required for garbage pickup services only.

Billing and Payment Terms

Billing is done on a monthly basis.
Example: October billing will be mailed out first week of November.

Payment Terms

Go to your local MD office to make cash payment. We also accept cheques, visa, mastercard, online payments and telebanking. We also do pre authorized debit payment plan which is done on the 15th of every month.
Please be advised an additional $25.00 charge will be made for each dishonored payment.

Is There a Penalty If I Don’t Pay On Time?

A penalty will be applied to your account if the current charges remain unpaid by the due date which is the second last working day of the month.

Truck Fill Information

Rate

$8.80 per cube (220 gallons in 1 cube)
A minimum fee of $20.00 per month is applicable to all key lock accounts if there is no consumption.

Locations for Truck Fill Service

Wabasca - Water Treatment Plant located on 2850 Alook Drive
Desmarais -Water Treatment Plant located on Stony Point Road
Red Earth – Water Treatment Plant located on 250 Red Earth Drive
Calling Lake – Water Treatment Plant located on 2895 Calling Lake Drive
All Treatment plants require separate accounts.

How to set up Services

A written credit check application shall be submitted to the Municipal District No.17 to obtain Truck Fill services for verification. Once application is approved the Utility Clerk will notify you to do the remaining paper work.

Deposit

Amount $1000.00
A deposit is required before access to consume water from the water treatment plants.

Billing Cycle

Billing is done on a monthly basis.
Example: October billing will be mailed out first week of November.

Truck Fill credit application form

Senior Citizen Utility Exemption Grant

The M.D. also has grants for qualified senior citizens, 65 years of age or older. You must be residing on the property and be the titled owner.

Please click on the link to apply for the grant.
Apply for the Senior Citizen Grant for Utilities

Bylaws

To view current bylaws, click on the links below:
Bylaw 2004 - 09 Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste rates
Bylaw 2011 - 02 Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste rates - Amendment

Application Forms 

Apply for residential, commercial or key lock accounts

Residential utility services - application form

Apply for the Senior Citizen Utility Exemption Grant

Contact

Utility Analyst: Hillary Cardinal
E-Mail: hillary@mdopportunity.ab.ca
Phone Number: (780) 891-3778 Ext 142
Direct Line: (780) 891-2476
Toll Free: 1-888-891-3778