Welcome to Foothills County


Disposable Wipes and Sewer Problems.

Did you know disposable wipes are not flushable! They may be convenient, but when flushed down the toilet, they cause big problems. Not only will they clog your plumbing, they plug up sewer and waste water pumps creating overloads in the sewer system, ultimately damaging expensive equipment. Toilet paper is the only substance that breaks down and flushes through the wastewater system.

Please don't flush disposable wipes.

Foothills Virtual County Hall will make it easier for you to:

  • View your utility account history
  • Make a payment via credit card or debit card
  • Go paperless - sign-up for eBilling
  • Manage your pre-authorized payment plans – WIPP & WPAP

Foothills County provides some water, sewer and garbage services to the Hamlets of Aldersyde, Silvertip, Blackie, Cayley, Cottonwood, and Millarville Landing. 

You must have a water meter if you are connected to the municipal water system. Contact utilities@foothillscountyab.ca or 403-652-2341 to arrange for a meter installation.

Current Utility Rates are listed in the Fee Schedule within the Resource Library.
Please click here, scroll down to Fee Schedule and open pdf for the rates.

Utility Billing:

Utilities Consumer Advocate

Visit the Utilities Consumer Advocate website to compare electricity and gas prices in your area, view historical rates, or get help resolving water and energy utility related issues.

Utilities Consumer Advocate Website

Billing is done on a bi-monthly basis.

Monthly Budget Payment Plan (WIPP)
Bi-Monthly Payment Plan (WPAP)

The Bi-Monthly Payment Plan (WPAP) will
authorize us to automatically withdraw the
full amount of your utility invoice on the 1st
or 15th day of the month following the billing
date. The Monthly Budget Payment Plan (WIPP)
authorizes us to automatically withdraw a fixed
amount on either the 1st or 15th day of each
month. For more information, and to access
the pre-authorized debit form, please click here. 

Energy Rates

Check and compare all Canadian retailer electricity and natural gas options at: 


Garbage Pick-Up

Garbage Pick-up is for Blackie, Cayley and Silvertip only.
Aldersyde - Wednesday
Blackie - Tuesday
Cayley - Tuesday
Silvertip - Wednesday


Be sure to contact Foothills County Administration Office in advance of
your move out/in date so we can ensure you get a final read and your
final bill in a timely manner. 

For more information on utilities please contact 403-652-2341 or utilities@foothillscountyab.ca