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



Retailers (who you contact to get connected)
There are many.  Find one from:
Website: Alberta Utilities Consumer Advocate
310-4822 (Toll Free in Alberta)

Electricity Distribution Company, contact 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

Heating – Natural Gas

Dry Country Gas Co-Op Ltd.
205 – 2nd St W, Oyen, AB


Landline, aka “old fashioned telephone”
310-2255 (Toll Free in Alberta)

Internet Services

105 2nd Ave W
Hanna, AB

Water, Sewer & Garbage

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

The Village bills for these services once every two months.

Currently (2022), the rates on each two month bill are:

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

For more details, see our Rates & Fees webpage.
Bills may be paid by Cash, Cheque, Debit, Credit Card, or Interac e-Transfer.  See our Bill Payments webpage.

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