The Municipality has 4 utility systems; Gladstone, Langruth, Plumas, and Yellowhead.
Gladstone, Westbourne, and many of our Rural residents have their water supplied by the Yellowhead Distribution line from Portage. Langruth has its own water treatment facility.
Utilities are billed quarterly in each location, The rates are displayed on the bills as well as the billing period. To know if your bill has been read or estimated you will find either an "A" or "E" beside your consumption value. "A" stands for Actual Read and "E" stands for Estimate. You are required to notify the Municipality when you are moving either in or out of a residence, if the utilities are part of your responsibilities.
|Gladstone & Plumas||April, July, October, January|
|Langruth & Yellowhead||March, June, September, December|
How to Detect a Water Leak in Your Home:
- Turn off all water faucets in your home and make sure the washing machine and dishwasher are not running. Check the water meter and make a note of the numbers you see, come back in an hour and check again. If the numbers have changed, there is a leak somewhere.
- Check the cabinets under the kitchen, laundry, and bathroom sinks to make sure they are dry. You will also want to look for puddled around the bases of tubs, toilets, and showers and beneath the water heater, dishwasher and clothes washer.
- If you don't find any puddles around fixtures or appliances, check if the toilet needs to be repaired. The toilet's flapper (a rubber stopper that prevents water from entering the bowl until you flush the toilet) can become brittle over time, allowing water to trickle from the tank into the bowl. Grab a bottle of food coloring and put a few drops in the tank of every toilet in the house. If a toilet tank is leaking, color will appear in the bowl.
Reading Your Meter
When submitting your meter reading please provide all the digits, including the decimal and possibly fixed 0. Click here to learn how to read your meter.
Potable Bulk Water is available in Langruth (coin operated), Plumas (coin operated) and Gladstone (card lock). Free untreated water is available in Ogilvie, Helston, Pine Creek.