Dust Control

2020 Dust Control

2022 Dust Control Program

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life in Kneehill County, where dust abatement agents may be applied on rural roads in front of farmsteads, residences, and commercial operations. 

ServiceProduct DescriptionProduct Application DeadlineCost
CALCIUM Top Spray (1 Application)Calcium Chloride is made of hygroscopic compounds that draw moisture from the air and keep the road surface damp even under hot, dry conditions. The calcium top spray is used for temporary purposes to reduce the dust from forming on gravel road surfaces.
Once the application has been submitted and approved, Kneehill County will provide the dust abatement in the late summer/early fall.
Form and Payment by July 29, 2022
$5.24/metre

SPEC CRUDESpec-crude is crude oil mixed with gravel that is then spread and packed. Spec-Crude should last three or more years under normal conditions.Once the application has been submitted and approved, Kneehill County will provide the dust abatement in late June or late July.
Form and Payment by June 17, 2022
$61.17/metre

*Please note that the number of applications and the weather conditions might delay service

Kneehill County 2022 Dust Control Application

Payments can be made through the following options:

  • Cheque sent through the mail. (Kneehill County, Box 400, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0)
  • Credit Card via phone (403-443-5541) at the Kneehill County Administrative Office. 
  • Online Payment. For Online Payments through your financial institution please use Kneehill County General Account: DUST001.

To be eligible for the program, a completed Dust Suppression Application and full payment must be received by Kneehill County by the deadline. 

Dust control is processed in accordance with Operations Policies. If a ratepayer would like a dust control treatment applied in front of their residence a Dust Control Application must be filled out and received by the County. The County will then prepare the road surface for treatment and maintain the road at its discretion.

Copy of 2017 DUST CONTROL PROGRAM