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Water disposal permits for Calgary

The City of Calgary monitors a number of sources of industrial discharge into our stormwater and wastewater systems. On this page, you will find information about which permits are required for disposal of water into our wastewater and stormwater systems.

You can also use thispermit flowchart (interactive) to determine which type of permit you require depending on type of water, volumes and disposal method.

We also manage other disposal programs including thesump maintenance log, the clear water disposal program and fats, oils and grease management program. You can find more information about these other programs at the bottom of this page.

Are you disposing of stormwater or wastewater?

Stormwater disposal permits

This is water runoff from rainfall and other natural precipitation, or from the melting of snow or ice. These permits include the drainage and dewatering permit, or the commercial snow melting blanket drainage permit.

Find out which permit you require by visiting the stormwater disposal permits page.

Wastewater system industrial disposal permits

This is a mix of water and water-carried substances released from a place or from any other source. This includes the hauled wastewater permit or clear water waste disposal permit.

Find out which permit you require by visiting the wastewater disposal permits page.

Industrial water monitoring in Calgary

In addition to monitoring industrial discharge into our stormwater and wastewater systems, the Industrial Monitoring Group manages the programs below to make sure the water going into the wastewater treatment plants meets the rules of the Wastewater Bylaw.