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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

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 4143, toll-free 1-888-891-3778, or direct line 780-891-4276.

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.

Rates for Residential Utility Services

Water $28.00 per month Flat Rate
Sewage $12.00 per month Flat Rate
Garbage $ 10.00 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

Your local MD office accepts cash payments and also accept cheques, visa, mastercard, online payments and telebanking services.  We also offer a pre authorized debit payment plan which is debited from your account 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 of 1.5% 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


$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

Desmarais -Water Treatment Plant located on 837 Stony Point Road

Red Earth – Water Treatment Plant located on 2850 Red Earth Drive

Calling Lake – Water Treatment Plant located on 2895 Calling Lake Drive

Sandy Lake - Water Treatment Plant

Chipewyan Lake - Water Treatment Plant

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 complete the remaining paper work.


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.

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.


To view current bylaws, click on the links below:


Utility Analyst: Hillary Cardinal
Phone Number: (780) 891-3778 Ext 4143
Direct Line: (780) 891-4276
Toll Free: 1-888-891-3778