The Utility Services department provides reliable, quality water and waste-water systems while ensuring that all utilities infrastructure meets current standards
Attention Sturgeon Valley residents: Odd/Even Watering in Effect
Sturgeon County has removed the ban on non-essential watering in Sturgeon Valley, as the levels at the Allin Ridge Reservoir (Sturgeon Valley Area) have recovered. In addition, precipitation is forecasted in the coming days, which will also help water levels return to normal. However, Sturgeon County has implemented an Odd / Even watering program for Sturgeon Valley. Please refer to your municipal address to determine your allocated watering days.
• Even numbered houses or street addresses have outdoor water use on even numbered calendar days
• Odd numbered houses or street addresses have outdoor water use on odd numbered calendar days
Utilities staff will be posting signage at the truck-fills to notify residents of Odd and Even watering.
Following this schedule helps Sturgeon County manage “high demand” for water during hot, dry summer months, when the need for water significantly increases.
Did you know?
- Water consumption during the period prior to the installation of the most recent water ban was 2.4 times more than the maximum average meaning that 3400 living in Sturgeon Valley were using the approximate equivalent to 8100 users.
- 75 per cent of the consumption is due to the over-use of private irrigation systems.
- As per EPCOR: The best lawns need 2.5cm / 1in of water per week and established lawns can go four to six weeks without water and not suffer long term damage.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Attention - Cardiff Residents
South road access to the Cardiff Fill Station has been closed due to a sinkhole undermining the truck loop road. Barricades have been set up and access is restricted to the north-side.
Duration of closure is undetermined at this time. Thank you for your patience.
Members of Sturgeon County's Utility Department often need to gain access to homes in the region to test water supply. Check out this #YouTube video that explains the value in having our Utility Officers test your water.
Private well water testing
Sturgeon County residents wanting to ensure quality of their well water are able to take advantage of a free well-water testing service.
Testing kits are available free of charge at the Gibbons Health Unit, located at 4720-50 Avenue, Gibbons, Alberta.
Once collected, samples need to be dropped off the same day they are collected, prior to 10 a.m. From there, the samples will be delivered to the provincial testing facility in Edmonton. To ensure accuracy of test results, samples cannot be older than 24 hours.
For more information you can contact Alberta Health Services at 780-342-1380.