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Wastewater Management

Keeping the Town’s wastewater systems clean and running efficiently. Wastewater flows through 12 lift stations and 90 km of pipe to reach the Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater flows through 12 neighbourhood lift stations and 90 kilometers of gravity and force mains until it reaches High River’s main lift station.

From there, wastewater is pumped to the Wastewater Treatment Plant - a series of lagoons 15 kilometers away from town.

For more information, read our Sewers Use Bylaw.

Sewer Backed Up? Call Public Works for Help!

  • 7:00 - 3:30 Weekdays: 403-652-4657
  • 24 Hour Emergency After Hours Line: 403-652-6353
  • Town crews will respond to assess the main sewer line in your area.
  • If the main lines are clear with no obstructions, you will be advised to call a plumber to assess sewer lines on your property.
  • For information about the cost of sewer lines back up cost recovery contact Public Works general administration line: 403-652-4657
  • For additional information on sewer backups, please visit "Sewer Backed Up? Here's What You Should Do".

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!

    Capital Projects – Lift Station and Water Treatment Plant

    View our Major Projects Map for more information on these capital projects.

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    640 7 Street N.W. High River, Alberta

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