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.

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. 

Garbage Pick-Up

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


Energy Rates

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


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

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.