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

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.

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

Utility Billing:

Billing is done on a bi-monthly basis. 

Aldersyde (includes Silvertip)-1st day of January, March, May, July, September & November
Blackie- 15th day of February, April, June, August, October & December
Cayley- 1st day of February, April, June, August, October & December
Millarville Landing- 15th‚Äč day of January, March, May, July, September & November 

Garbage Pick-Up

Energy Rates

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Garbage Pick-up is for Blackie, Cayley and Silvertip only. New pickup days effective April 1, 2016.

Blackie - Tuesday
Cayley - Tuesday
Silvertip - Wednesday

*Effective May 1 2016, Aldersyde will be included in the garbage collection. As of this date - all residents/businesses with garbage collection services will provided a 90 gallon garbage cart.

Aldersyde - 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. 

Alberta 1st Call before you dig!
Alberta Water Systems/Plants
Atco Gas
Direct Energy
Fortis Alberta Inc.
Rosebud Gas Co-op Ltd.
Sunshine Gas Co-op Ltd.