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Utilities

Water, Sewer & Garbage

The City of Dawson Creek has recently completed a review of the water rate structure. The new rate structure includea a usage charge and a fixed charge starting January 1, 2011 and applies to both water and sewer accounts. The new rate structure will be put into action in 2 stages. The second stage will start January 1, 2013.

Waste Management is the current municipal garbage contractor. Commercial garbage containers are available from any of three service providers.

Natural Gas

Pacific Northern Gas is the retailer of natural gas in Dawson Creek. It has been purchased by AltaGas.

Electricity

BC Hydro provides electricity in Dawson Creek.

Telephone

Telus provides telephone service in Dawson Creek. Long-distance and mobile subscribers have additional choices among national retailers.

Internet Access

Dawson Creek has a high degree of connectivity of broadband to its community. There are two local providers that service the community’s needs. Internet access is also available through Telus and Shaw Cable, or via satellite through Xplornet.

The Community Access Program is located at the Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library. Internet access is available free to the public.

Water & Sewer Fixed Charges

Water Fixed Charge Sewer Fixed Charge
Meter Size Bi-Monthly Charge Bi-Monthly Charge
5/8″ $ 37.00 $ 14.80
3/4″ $ 53.00 $ 21.20
1″ $ 95.00 $ 38.00
1.5″ $ 213.00 $ 85.20
2″ $ 379.00 $ 151.60
3″ $ 852.00 $ 340.80
4″ $ 1516.00 $ 606.40
6″ $ 3411.00 $ 1364.40

Water Usage Charge (per cubic metre)

Service Type 01-Jan-11 (per m3) 01-Jan-13 (per m3)
Treated Domestic Use $1.20 $1.68
Untreated Non-Domestic Use $0.90 $1.25
Bulk Domestic Use $2.90 $2.90
Bulk Non-Domestic Use $4.50 $4.50*

* Includes surcharge of $1.60/m3