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Water Services

Counting on our Water

We manage the quality and delivery of Calgary's water supply - from the river, to our taps and back to the river
We work 24/7/365 to protect public health by delivering clean, reliable drinking water and by treating Calgary's wastewater, before it returns to the river.

We also manage the city's stormwater drainage, we respond to floods and we contribute to the conservation of our precious water resource. We are all Counting on our Water. Watch the video to find out how Calgary's water system delivers a lot for a little. Or, read the latest Water Report to learn more about our 12,000 km infrastructure network, and the experts behind it who are dedicated to protecting our precious natural resource.

Be YardSmart
Learn about how you can save money on your water bill, enjoy a beautiful, productive yard that's easy to maintain and help protect our vauable water resource for now and for future generations.

Water treatment tours
Have you ever wondered how water gets from the river to your tap? Now is your opportunity to find out by joining the City's water educators on a fun, informative and interactive tour of one of our water treatment plants.

Water Meter

Switch From A Flat Rate To A Water Meter
On a flat water rate? It's time to make the switch! In 2009 The City launched a water meter program to convert all remaining flat rate residential accounts to meters. By January 2015, almost 100 per cent of all households are using a water meter.

Elbow River flood mitigation options under provincial consideration
Following the floods of June 2013, the Government of Alberta set up the Southern Alberta Flood Recovery Task Force. The City of Calgary also created an Expert Management Panel to steer Calgary's River Flood Mitigation Program and to reduce damage due to future flooding. Recommendations from both groups indicate the potential for three Elbow River mitigation options. View the options under consideration.

Water Construction, Upgrades and Repairs
Find background information and the latest details about construction projects, upgrades or stormwater quality retrofit programs being completed in Calgary. Visit our construction, upgrades and repairs page.