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Clean Water

Clean Water

Staff at the Water Treatment Plan make sure clean water is delivered to households and businesses throughout town.

Submersible pumps bring water into the Water Treatment Plan where it is treated. It then travels through hundreds of kilometers of pipe to be delivered to households and businesses throughout High River.

The Town’s Water Treatment Plant is a multi-barrier system. Once water from the wells is introduced to the plant the treatment process starts as water works its way through charcoal filters, UV light, cleaning chemicals and resting stations. Once chlorine is added, water flows into the clear well where it is ready to be pumped into the High River distribution system.

Drinking water is tested and monitored in accordance with provincial requirements and accepted industry standards to ensure that the water consistently meets all Health Canada and Government of Alberta regulations.

Quarterly Water Sample

Analytical Report - Third Quarter Water Sample - September 2021 (PDF)

Boil Water Advisories

If the Town issues a boil water advisory, affected residents will be notified through the Town website, social media, local media, outdoor signage or direct letters depending on the number of impacted residents.

If the Town has issued a boil water advisory, please review safety tips.

Lead Management Program Information

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and Environment Canada have shared new guidelines about possible lead hazards in drinking water. These guidelines require municipalities to assess lead hazards that may be caused by older underground pipes that carry water into homes.

The Town has assessed the water source, and we would like to assure you that our water supply is safe. Based on records we want you to know that there are not many, if any, lead service lines in High River. We have confirmed that the system is not creating lead or sending lead to the tap. In most cases lead at the tap will be a result of lead pipes and older plumbing fixtures.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic response lead testing is delayed but will resume in the future, in time to meet Provincial timelines.

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640 7 Street N.W. High River, Alberta

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Public Works Office: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday / Recycling: 8:00am - 5:00pm, 7 days a week (Closed on statutory holidays)

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