Public Works utility operators monitor the Town's potable water to ensure their treatment and distribution processes are continuing to provide safe drinking water for the Town's residents.
Testing of the water in the Black Diamond system happens regularly, with larger-scale testing occurring twice each year. Part of the results of those tests provide us with the "hardness level" of our water, which residents with water-softeners need to know. The most recent test results were from March 2016, and the hardness level was 270 mg/L or 18.9 ppm.
Alberta Environment and Public Works monitor the Town's drinking water quality against approved water quality guidelines to ensure compliance while delivering safe drinking water and optimization of facility performances.