Utilities

Water & Sewer

Utility bills are issued monthly and include water, sewer and environmental charges. Meters are read quarterly and charges are based on level of consumption.

The environmental fee covers garbage, recycle and landfill operations.There is a 2% penalty on late payments. Utilities are always listed in the home owner’s name but can be set up to be mailed to a tenant.

Utility bills can be paid by mail, at the Town Office, by phone with credit card, or through internet banking with certain banking institutions.

Automated water meter reading

In late 2019 installations of remote water meter reading equipment began.  This project will see specialized equipment added onto the physical water meter in each serviced property in Eston.  Some water meters will also be upgraded during this process. 

The Badger remote water meter reading system allows our public works and administration staff to remotely monitor usage and take meter readings.  This will eliminate the need for physical meter reads or estimated readings for billing.  It also gives the property owner or tenant the ability to track their own usage and be alerted if a leak is detected through the Eye on Water website or the app on compatible devices.  Property owners will receive a letter with directions on this process after the equipment has been installed in their property.

As of March 16, 2020, this project was 1/3 complete before being interrupted by the COVID-19 State of Emergency.  For health and safety reasons, the installations are postponed until the pandemic is over.  However, we would still like to ensure we have up-to-date contact information on file for all property owners so we are able to make appointments when installations continue. 

Please contact the Town Office at (306)962-4444 or contact@eston.ca with the best phone number to reach you at during regular business hours.

Water and Sewer Rates

Item

Classification/Type

Charges
(Prior to June 1, 2018)

Charges
(Effective June 1, 2018)

Charges

(Effective
January 1, 2019)

Connection Fees

Seasonal Disconnect/Reconnect

$50.00 flat

$50.00 flat

$50.00 flat

After Hours Additional

$50.00

$50.00 per hour

$50.00 per hour

Meter Deposit

For a water line up to 1”

$50.00 refundable

$50.00 refundable

$50.00 refundable

For a water line over 1”

$150.00 refundable

$150.00 refundable

$150.00 refundable

Meter Testing

$50.00 refundable

$50.00 refundable

$50.00 refundable

Water Consumption Rate

Treated

$12.50 per 1,000 gallons

$15.00 per 1,000 gallons

$18.00 per 1,000 gallons

Raw

$9.00 per 1,000 gallons

$11.00 per 1,000 gallons

$13.00 per 1,000 gallons

Town Water Stand

$12.50 per 1,000 gallons

$16.50 per 1,000 gallons

$22.00 per 1,000 gallons

Commercial Bulk (Treated)

$5.50 per cubic metre

$6.50 per cubic metre

$6.50 per cubic metre

Infrastructure Fee (Water & Sewer)

Commercial, Industrial and Institutional

$10 per month flat water

$32 per month flat sewer

$49.00 per month

$57.00 per month

Residential

$10 per month flat water

$15 per month flat sewer

$29.00 per month

$34.00 per month

Residential Water or Sewer Only

$10 per month

$14.50 per month

$17.00 per month

Commercial Water or Sewer Only

n/a

$24.50 per month

$28.50 per month

 

Sewer Lining Project

Our sewer lining project started in 2017 and we are happy to report that as of 2020, it is 75% completed. This project fixes the deterioration of our old sewer lines, as they have past their life span. The new sewer lining extends our sewer lines by 100 years. 

This project is being completed by a company called New Line Trenchless Technologies. New Line gave us a video of how our sewer lines have deteriorated. The first part of the video shows part of our sewer lines in good condition, and the second part of the video (at about minute 1:26 and at 3:22) is some of the deterioration that has happened. This shows just how vital this project is for our towns infrastructure and how it needs to be completed soon.

Treated Water Fill Station

A treated water fill station is available at 2nd St NW. The water stand is coin operated and accepts loonies and toonies.

The rates is $22 per 1000 Gallons.

NEW – FOB system

FOB’s can be purchased at Town of Eston $25 annual subscription and will be billed out yearly.

Money for water must be pre-loaded on the fobs. Once purchased, you will receive an email with the information on the fill and remaining balance on the fob.

Fobs can be loaded over the phone via credit card – please call 306-962-4444 during business hours.

These FOB’s will only work at the Town of Eston water fill station.

Watery Advisory Information

Operating a public eating establishment or food processing facility during a PDWA or EBWO

Precautions for all households during a PDWA or EBWO

Precautions for Public Facilities during a PDWA or EBWO

Procedures for Flushing Water Systems After a PDWA or EBWO

SaskPower

Power
1-888-757-6937
www.saskpower.com
Report electrical emergency, power or street light outages to 306-310-2220.

SaskEnergy

Natural Gas
Customer Service 1-800-567-8899
24 Hour Emergency & Safety 1-888-7000-427
Call before you dig 1-866-828-4888
www.saskenergy.com

SaskTel

Internet and Phone
1-800-727-5835
www.sasktel.com

Access Communications

Cable TV and Community Programming
1-866-363-2225
www.myaccess.ca