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Water Rates 2018

As many local citizens are aware, the Town of Magrath receives its water from the inter-municipal Magrath and District Regional Water Services Commission which was established in 2012. Each year the Commission charges the Town a fixed amount based on the annually-adjusted cost of producing this high quality water from our recently upgraded treatment facilities. The Commission’s price also includes the projected replacement and upgrade costs of our inter-municipal water treatment facilities in 15 to 20 years. In 2017 the Town charged $1.20 per cubic meter (the equivalent of 220 imperial gallons) to its residential customers for this water. In 2018 Council approved a new rate of $1.30 to cover a 9 cent per cubic meter adjusted increase from the Commission. This additional cost helps cover the maintenance cost of the Town’s potable water distribution system. This includes losses from line breakage and leaks which are frequently being repaired as part of our regular monitoring and maintenance activities. If you have questions about any aspect of this they can be addressed at the Town office.

2018 Business License and Animal License Reminders

Just a reminder to all business owners that your 2017 business license will expire December 31st. 2018 Business Licenses will be available in January from the Town Office at a cost of $60.00 each.

All dogs in the Town of Magrath must be licensed and licences must be renewed annually. 2017 tags will expire December 31st. 2018 tags can be purchased at the Town Office in January. Altered (spayed or neutered) dogs are $20.00 per year and unaltered dogs are $40.00 per year.

Outstanding Taxes - 2017/2018

The Town recommends to all citizens that utilize the monthly tax payment plan by post-dated cheques to contact the Town Office to ensure that there are no outstanding balances remaining on your account and for a calculation for 2018 post-dated cheque amounts.

If you wish to utilize our pre-authorized monthly debit payment plan for 2018 please contact the office for details. Please note that in order to qualify for monthly payment plans your taxes must be current.

Magrath Handi Bus Info

We just want to inform you and promote the use of the Handibus!

The rates are as follows:

Town of Magrath round trip - $5.00

To Raymond round trip - $15.00

To Lethbridge round trip - $25.00

(For each additional person the rate goes up $5.00 – divided equally)

To get in touch, just call 403-317-0737.


We would like to remind everyone that there is no skating allowed on the entrance pond this winter.  The pond will remain a construction site until next spring and there is sensitive wetland and other vegetation that is just getting established.  If you have any further questions contact the Town Office.

Water Charter Award

On November 17th Mayor Russ Barnett and Councillor DeVar Dahl received a Certificate of Recognition from the Oldman Watershed Council at a special presentation in Lethbridge. The award was in recognition of community initiatives involving environmental stewardship and storm water management. The Town of Magrath is a member of the Council and a signatory of its Southern Alberta Water Charter.

Mayor and Councillors

We have another great team that is committed to making our community a great place to live and build a business. This picture of Mayor Barnett and his Council Elect was taken following their swearing in and organization meeting on October 24th. 

Top Row: Councillor Devar Dahl, Councillor Craig Godlonton, Councillor Richard Van Ee, Councillor Fernando Morales Llan

Bottom Row: Councillor Brian Oliver, Mayor Russ Barnett, Councillor Brenda Beck