Town of Canmore

We will be commissioning a new water mainline in October as part of the South Bow River Loop Water Main project. This is the water mainline that was being commissioned in August 2021 that led to turbidity in the system. Since that time significant work has been put into designing a new commissioning process. 

As part of that process, EPCOR will be flushing water mainlines in the Cougar Creek, Avens/Elk Run and Kananaskis Way areas of Canmore. This process cleans the inside of the water mains and removes sediment.

You may experience a drop in water pressure, as well as cloudy water while this process takes place. This is temporary. You should notice the water starting to clear after flushing is complete.

If you experience cloudy water, EPCOR recommends that you run your cold water tap for approximately three minutes or until the water runs clear. 

Your water remains safe to use during this time. 

Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

What is water main flushing?
EPCOR will be guiding water through the pipes and releasing it through fire hydrants. The water will be discharged into the sanitary system. This process helps to remove biological and mineral deposits in the water mains. 
How does this affect me?
You may experience temporarily cloudy water or low water pressure for the duration of the flush in your area. If you experience cloudy water, EPCOR recommends that you run your cold water tap for approximately three minutes or until the water runs clear. You should notice the water starting to clear after our flushing is complete. Your water remains safe to drink during this time.
Will this affect traffic?
There will be no road closures as a result of water main flushing. You may see crews at work in the area. Please obey all traffic and lane controls, including flag people.
Will water main flushing increase my water bill?
This service will not affect your water bill. You're only charged for water that passes through your meter.
What is the South Bow River Loop Water Main project?
In March 2021, EPCOR began looping the water system in south east Canmore. This new water main line is an improvement to the distribution system as it will result in greater water supply and water pressure for the community and ensures the fire department has access to water in the event of an emergency in south east Canmore.

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The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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