Kneehill County has worked extremely hard to provide safe, potable drinking water to many residents, and continues to plan for future water line extensions. Kneehill County is part of the Aqua 7 Regional Water Commission (municipalities include Acme, Carbon, Linden, Beiseker, Irricana, Rockyview County and Kneehill County). Water is drawn from the Red Deer River, treated at Kirkpatrick near Drumheller, and distributed to its member municipalities.
In 2021, Water Operators will continue with maintenance on existing systems in our hamlets (Huxley, Swalwell, Torrington, and Wimborne) and our Water Service Areas (Gamble, Grainger/Hesketh, Selkirk, Sunnyslope, and Linden North).
Alberta Health Services Environmental Public Health recommends private well water testing for bacteria be completed twice per year, with at least one of those two tests being in the spring and/or early summer. Environmental Public Health also recommends that private well water testing for chemicals be completed every two to five years.
The municipal water supply in Kneehill County is NOT impacted by this issue.
Alberta Health Services issued a statement in 2015 regarding water well testing in the Kneehill County area. Read the article here.