The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

Utility Providers


Contact an Electricity Retailer to get connected
Find one from:
Website: Alberta Utilities Consumer Advocate
310-4822 (Toll Free in Alberta)

Contact the Electricity Distribution Company for power interruptions
ATCO Electric

Report an outage: Website or Toll Free at 1-800-668-5506
Administered out of Oyen
113-1st Ave. W Oyen, AB

Natural Gas

Dry Country Gas Co-op
205-2nd St. W Oyen, AB


Telus Communications
310-2255 (Toll Free in Alberta)

Internet Services

105 2nd Ave W
Hanna, AB

Water, Sewer & Garbage

Village of Empress
6 – 3rd Avenue
Empress, AB T0J 1E0

The Village bills for these services once every two months.

The current (as of 2021), metered rates on each two month bill are:

  • Water: $60 + $1.55 per cubic metre
  • Sewer: $20
  • Garbage: $44

For more details on water charges, see Schedule “A” (page 15) of the Water Service Bylaw (7-2020).

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