Kneehill County has worked extremely hard to provide safe, potable drinking water to many residents, and continue 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 2020, the Water and Waste Water department will continue with maintenance on the existing systems that we have in our hamlets (Huxley, Swalwell, Torrington, and Wimborne) and in our Water Service Area’s (Gamble, Grainger/Hesketh, Selkirk, Sunnyslope and Linden North).
Private Well water testing is available through Alberta Health Services. Bottles for testing can be picked up at the Three Hills Hospital Health Unit. Test samples must be dropped off on Mondays before 2:00 pm.
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.
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.