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

 

Electricity

Retailers (who you contact to get connected)
There are many.  Find one from:
Website: Alberta Utilities Consumer Advocate
310-4822 (Toll Free in Alberta)
780-644-5130

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
403-664-8103

Heating – Natural Gas

Dry Country Gas Co-Op Ltd.
205 – 2nd St W, Oyen, AB
403-664-3646
E-mail: dcgc.office@gmail.com

Telephone

Landline, aka “old fashioned telephone”
Telus
310-2255 (Toll Free in Alberta)
1-888-811-2323

Internet Services

Netago
105 2nd Ave W
Hanna, AB
1-800-542-7028

Water, Sewer & Garbage

Village of Empress
6 – 3 Avenue West
Empress, AB T0J 1E0
403-565-3938

The Village bills for these services once every two months.

Currently (2021), 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 page.

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