Water

LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS - IN EFFECT AUGUST 4, 2017

Effective August 4, 2017, the Town of Black Diamond will issue a mandatory ban on all outdoor watering until further notice.  While residents' efforts to reduce water use and consumption is greatly appreciated, the lack of rain and hot temperatures have significantly dropped reservoir levels.

Please help us conserve water by:
  • Flushing toilets only as required for solids,
  • Not running partial loads in washing or dishwashing machines,
  • Not filling recreational swimming pools or hot tubs,
  • Refraining from non-essential maintenance operations (those that do not impact public health and safety),
  • Water gardens and flowerbeds by hand, using a watering can.
Non-compliance penalties:  Black Diamond Protective Services staff enforce the Water Use and Conservation Bylaw 14-14.  Fines for not obeying Level 3 Emergency Water Restrictions range from $250 to $1,500.  The Town of Black Diamond thanks all of its residents for their anticipated cooperation.



Bylaw


Water Conservation Bylaw 14-14 with the permitted watering schedule attached.

Conservation Tips

100 Ways To Conserve Water
Be Wise With Water
Potential Causes of High Water Bills
Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program

Rain barrels and rain totes are available at the Oilfields Recycling Centre in Turner Valley.
Potable Water
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.

Drinking Water
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.