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HIGH RIVER, AB: In an effort to assist residents who need to self-isolate but cannot remain in their home, the Town will temporarily allow people to occupy recreational vehicles (RVs) parked on their property or on the road in front of their home.

The following rules will apply:

  • The RV cannot block, obstruct or impede other vehicles on the road. For example, an RV with a slide must be positioned so that the slide faces the sidewalk and not the road.
  • RV owners must not drain tanks in the public street, storm sewer or into a park or green space. The Town has re-opened the sani-dump station in George Lane Park for RV use.
  • The use of gas generators is not allowed as they can be a fire hazard in a residential neighbourhood. Electrical extension cords are allowed for power and heat, but users should limit cables and hoses on sidewalks, so they do not become tripping hazards.
  • RVs may not be rented out for self-isolation purposes.

Once the RV is no longer needed for self-isolation, Town bylaws will apply and non-compliance may result in fines. The Town reserves the right to inspect any RV or trailer parked on a road to check on compliance. Recreational vehicles may be stored on driveways in town from May 1 to October 30 but can only be parked on a road for 48 hours for loading or unloading. For further information, see Traffic Bylaw 4563-2019.

The Fire Department reminds RV owners to check the propane regulator and all connections to ensure they are properly maintained and safe to operate. The flammability of propane is not to be taken lightly. If you are not sure how to fix any part of your RV’s propane system, enlist the help of an experienced RV repair person.

For more information please contact:

Town of High River

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