Water Conservation

Our source water comes from the Bow River, based on our water license issued by Alberta Environment and Parks. There is a moratorium on new water license applications, which is expected to remain in place for the foreseeable future.

As a result, any future growth in our service capacity will only occur by conserving our limited water supply. Successful water conservation can increase capacity, curb peak system demand, deferring the need for construction of new treatment, storage and conveyance facilities, as well as reducing energy costs and wastewater infrastructure.

Water conservation is in all of our best interests. In our experience, areas that result in the highest water consumption, and therefore highest water bills, are:

  • Leaking and/or overuse of irrigation systems
  • Leaking toilets
  • Overwatering trees, gardens and yards

Home Water Works is an excellent water conservation resource, and includes a free home water usage calculator, along with conservation tips. The webpage is: www.home-water-works.org

DrinkTap is a great water resource, learn where it comes from and how to protect it, to what’s in it and how to turn it off. http://www.drinktap.org/link-to-drinktap.aspx

For more information, contact our office or download our conservation tips on the forms page.