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Water Quality

Our treatment process exceeds both federal guidelines and provincial standards to ensure we deliver a quality service to our residents. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to maintaining high standards for our potable water.

All municipal treatment facilities use the multiple barrier treatment approach consisting of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. This process has proven itself to be reliable and robust. As well, both on-line analyzing and grab samples are analyzed and continuously monitored to ensure water quality. Bacteriological samples are sent to the Public Health Lab in Edmonton on a regular basis.

Water quality is measured using these parameters:

  • Chemical: nutrients, minerals, metals, organic compounds
  • Physical: turbidity, temperature, total dissolved solids
  • Biological: e-coli, total and fecal coliforms

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