Update on Water Ban/Restrictions in the communities of Dorchester Ranch, Sunset Harbour and Village Lane Condos.
All bans and restrictions are in place until further notice.
Dorchester Ranch will be placed on a watering schedule. Watering will be allowed from 9 PM – 7 AM on scheduled days.
Sunset Harbour will be permanently on a watering ban until the failed water distribution pump can be rebuilt and installed.
Village Lane Condos will have an odd and even water schedule in place. On days ending in an odd number, house numbers that are odd can water. On days ending in an even number, house numbers that are even can water. Watering will be allowed from 9 PM – 7 AM on scheduled days.
Water restrictions may be expanded to other communities as water consumption is reviewed.
Water Line and Hot Water Heater Maintenance
The Utility department recommends that residents that leave their home vacant for several months or are not frequenting their residence regularly, to flush their water lines upon their return for ten to fifteen minutes before using the water.
Hot water heaters are frequently turned down when leaving and run the risk for legionella bacteria in the hot water heater. The following websites provide information about legionella bacteria and regular hot water heater maintenance.
Working Near or Crossing County Owned or Operated Water and Sewer Lines
Contact Alberta One Call to request a utility line locate.
NOTE: Utility lines located on private property are owned by the resident or business. The County of Wetaskiwin does not do utility line locates on private property.
A Crossing or Proximity agreement may be required for installing infrastructure near or over County owned and operated utility lines. Please submit your request, along with a survey plan or detailed drawing, to the PW Email.