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Red Deer’s utility, electric bills will increase slightly March 1

Utility and electric bills are going up by an average of $2.20 a month per household in Red Deer.

Starting March 1, city residents will see an increase of 2.14 per cent on their utility bills and about 90 cents on their electricity bills.

These slight rate increases are due to rising costs, says the city.

Utility bill are made up of fixed charges and variable charges based on water usage. This offers residents the ability to control their rates by limiting water usage.

Waste collection fees are dependent on the type of household and service levels provided.

Electricity rates are comprised of distribution and local access charges and are based on the amount of electricity used.

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