Water, Sewer & Waste Rates
Water and sewer are self-supporting utilities. This means that the cost of running the systems is fully funded by utility billings.
Paying Your Utility Bill
Water and sewer utility bills are mailed four times a year.
Water and sewer bills must be paid by the due date indicated on the bottom of the bill. Payment can be made in person at Town Hall, with cheque, cash, money order or debit card. Credit cards are not accepted for utility payments. Please bring your utility bill with you.
You can also use our drop box outside the Town Hall: include the top portion of your bill and your cheque. Do not place cash in the drop box.
Or send a cheque or money order payable to the Town of Banff to:
Town of Banff
Attention: Taxes & Utilities
Banff, AB T1L 1A1
Pay your Town of Banff utilities bill through your chartered bank's telephone, online or ATM banking services. See your bank to set up an account.
Penalty charges of 1.5 per cent per month are charged on all overdue accounts. If there is payment owing on your account, any payment will be applied first to the penalties, and then to current bill.
Enjoy the Convenience of Pre-Authorized Payments
Have your utility payments automatically debited from your bank account. Mail or drop it off a completed pre-authorized utility payment plan application (PUPP) with a blank cheque marked VOID.
To change banking information, mail or drop off a completed banking information change form with a blank cheque marked VOID.
The base rate is determined by the size of your water connection. Most residential properties have a 15 millimetre connection and pay a monthly base rate of $4.84 Properties with larger connections pay more. For example, a commercial property with 100 millimetre connection pays a base rate of $67.79 per month.
All Banff properties pay $0.95 (2017 rate) per cubic metre of water consumed. Water consumption is measured by your water meter.
Sewer rates are based on the actual annual cost of treating Banff's waste water.