Volunteers needed to have their water tested for lead in a provincial program

The Province of Alberta requires that drinking water be tested for lead. Lead can leach into drinking water from lead service lines, tin-lead solder, brass fittings, and some water meters.

Sturgeon County is offering free water testing to volunteers who sign up. Residents will receive instructions on how to take samples of their drinking water and prepare them for Sturgeon County staff to pick up and send for testing. The neighbourhoods and sampling sizes were set by Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas.

The program will run from August 28 – 31,  2023. The deadline to sign up is August 16.

Volunteers are needed in the following neighbourhoods:

  • Alcomdale
  • Casa Vista
  • Cardiff
  • Grandview
  • Landing Trail
  • Northern Lights
  • Rivière Qui Barre
  • Sturgeon Valley
  • Villeneuve
  • Sturgeon Industrial Park
  • Hewitt & Sturgeon Valley Vista
  • Riverside and Hu Haven

Please email lmcdonald@sturgeoncounty.ca if you are interested in volunteering.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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