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Homeowner Water Guides

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Homeowner Water Guide

Discover a library of information about The City of Calgary's water services, where our drinking water comes from, and what hands-on programs, tips and tools we offer for creating a water-efficient home and yard.

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Title: Water Treatment

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Water Treatment

Our water treatment plants make sure Calgary has safe, high quality drinking water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Wastewater Treatment

​The water flushed down toilets, drained from bathtubs or used for washing is treated and returned to our rivers.

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Stormwater Management

Our stormwater system reduces the impact of flooding, pollution, erosion, and improves the quality of stormwater entering our waterways.

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Calgary's Watershed

Calgary has two main sources of water, the Elbow River and the Bow River.

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How to Read Your Water Bill

Your bill is a great tool to help you reduce water consumption, address leaks in your home and save money.

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Toilet Leaks and Repairs

Replacing older, high flow toilets, and checking for and repairing leaks are an important part of reducing your household’s water use.

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Faucet Leaks and Repairs

The water lost from a leaking faucet can add up over time. The sooner you make a repair the better.

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Spring and Fall Checklists

There are many actions you can take to ensure that your home is safe and as water efficient as possible. These checklists are a great place to start.

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ListCategory: HOWG2

Title: Watering 101 - Mature Landscaping

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Watering 101 - Mature Landscaping

Knowing when and how much to water can keep your mature yard beautiful for years to come.

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Watering 101 - New Landscaping

Considering the watering needs of plants is key to having a beautiful, drought tolerant space for years to come.

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Efficient Irrigation Systems

Maintaining your irrigation system will reduce overwatering, improve plant health, keeping your yard healthy and beautiful.

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Lawn Care Guide

Save money on your water bills while maintaining a healthy lawn by following these lawn care tips.

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YardSmart

Enjoy a beautiful, productive yard that's easy to maintain and suited to Calgary's unique climate.

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Capturing Rainwater

Rain barrels collect rainwater and provide a free source of soft, warm water for your yard.

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Water Service Lines - Coming Soon

A water pipe, also known as a water service line, is the way drinking water is delivered to Calgary homes.

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Water Meters - Coming Soon

Water meters play an important role in conserving water and saving money on your water utility statement.