Water Conservation & Leak Detection

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan is changing the way we assess household water consumption. Instead of receiving a bill every two months, you will now receive a monthly bill. This change will help you keep better track of your water consumption.

The City of Fort Saskatchewan works hard to keep your water quality high and your water bill low. Thank you for doing your part in limiting daily consumption, and helping us to improve our service.

Did You Know:

  • The City of Fort Saskatchewan has one of the lowest water usage fees in the province.
  • The City does not generate a profit from water utility bills.
  • The City has installed remote collection devices on water meters, speeding up data collection for the entire city.
  • The City is moving towards an automated data collective system which will allow you to view your water collection in real-time.
  • The City is planning to provide a free downloadable app, which will allow you to monitor your consumption and billing in real-time.
  • Fort Saskatchewan draws its water from the North Saskatchewan River. While the City purchases water from a third-party supplier, we are responsible for water cleaning, testing, transportation, and measurement. This complicated system requires a large investment of both time and resources.

Tips for Reducing Your Utility Bill:

  • Your toilet is one of the most likely places to have a leak. Most toilet leaks are silent and a leaking toilet wastes water and costs you money. Check for toilet leaks regularly.
  • You can’t always hear a faucet leaking. Replace washers in faucets every few years, especially if you live in an older home.
  • Install low-pressure toilets, water-saving shower heads, and low-flow faucet aerators.
  • Use your dishwasher and washing machine for full loads only.
  • Water your lawn only when required. A good way to tell if your lawn needs watering is to step on the grass. If the grass springs back up when you move, it doesn’t need water.
  • Consider shutting off the water valves to rooms in your home that are not regularly being used. Reducing the number of rooms that could have potential consumption issues will help reduce the likelihood of unintentional water loss.
  • Add a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Mulch slows evaporation, retaining moisture and discouraging weed growth.