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Posted on: April 15, 2023

News Release: New Option for Dust Control on County Roads

News Release - Dust Control

The County of Wetaskiwin is now accepting applications for the 2023 Dust Control Program. This year residents will have the option to have dust control applied by the County or hire a qualified independent third-party contractor to perform the work. 

Any residents or companies seeking private dust control treatment to local roadways must use a qualified independent third-party contractor to perform the work. The Director of Public Works shall pre-qualify contractors seeking to conduct business as well as approve the type of dust abatement products to be applied. These include chloride-based compounds (salts), polymers, plant-based lignosulfonates, water, and various blended combinations. Unacceptable dust control products include petroleum-based materials such as crude oil, asphalt emulsions, used motor oil, and asphalt oil.   

Any resident wishing to have the County apply their dust control must ensure their application is complete and payment made no later than June 1, 2023. Late applications may not be considered. County dust control services shall only be offered during the period of May 15 to August 31 of each calendar year and is not guaranteed within a specific time frame. Cost is $6.50 per lineal metre (plus GST) and entitles to only one (1) application. Re-treatments of dust control area may be requested; however, re-treatments shall be charged at $6.50 per lineal metre. Application forms and flags are available at the County of Wetaskiwin Administration office, Falun Co-op, Buck Lake Hardware and Seely’s General (Alder Flats). The application form can also be found on the County website.  

For more information, please contact Public Works at 780-361-6241 or email. Application of dust control product will not commence until Seasonal Road Bans have been lifted. 

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