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Water Treatment & Management

Our dedicated staff plays a crucial role in our town's infrastructure, ensuring the efficient operation of our wastewater systems, which include 12 lift stations and 90 km of pipe leading to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Wastewater Treatment

Before reaching High River's central lift station, wastewater travels via a network of 12 neighbourhood lift stations and 90 kilometres of gravity and force mains. From there, the Town's Water Treatment Plant functions as a multi-barrier system, commencing with the introduction of well water to the plant. The treatment process then unfolds as water progresses through charcoal filters, UV treatment, cleaning chemicals, and resting stations. Upon the addition of chlorine, the treated water is directed to the clear well, poised for distribution into the High River system.

Call 403.652.4657 or email for:

  • Water & sewer service concerns
  • If you need a water meter or suspect a problem with your current meter
  • To report a suspected water leak or sewer disruption

Clean Water

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.

To Flush or Not to Flush: Responsible Flushing in High River

Keep High River's Sewer System Clean and Efficient

High River is dedicated to maintaining a clean and efficient sewer system. We encourage all residents, visitors, and business owners to practice responsible flushing.

Why Responsible Flushing Matters

Proper flushing habits are essential to prevent costly and time-consuming sewer system repairs. Help us keep our town's sewer system running smoothly by following these guidelines.

What to Flush

Only flush human waste and toilet paper. Flushing anything else can cause severe blockages, leading to sewer backups and expensive repairs.

What NOT to Flush

Avoid flushing the following items:

  • Wet wipes and baby wipes
  • Rags
  • Diapers
  • Dental floss
  • Gauze
  • Clothing
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Old prescription drugs
  • Toys
  • Cooking grease
  • Prophylactics

These items should be disposed of in the trash or taken to appropriate disposal facilities, such as pharmacies for old prescription drugs.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns about sewer system maintenance, please contact our Public Works division at 403-652-4657 or

Together, we can ensure a clean and efficient sewer system for High River. Thank you for your cooperation!

We're here to help, contact us!
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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 (Closed on statutory holidays)

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