How is Water Treated?

Our Water Treatment Plant provides high quality potable drinking water to the residents of the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Town of Blackfalds, City of Lacombe, Lacombe County, Town of Ponoka, and Ponoka County. We adhere to regulations set by the Province of Alberta and the Canadian Drinking Water Standards.
A panoramic view of the water treatment plant and Red Deer River

Treating Our Water

Treating water is a necessary step in providing safe drinking water to our communities. Water treatment serves the following purposes:

  • Eliminate bacteria and microorganisms that may cause illness.
  • Remove chemicals, metals and solids of concern from the water.
  • Eliminate colour, taste and odour.

Curious to learn how water treatment works? Click here to follow the Water Treatment Process.

Related Links

Canadian drinking water guidelines
Alberta drinking water standards and guidelines
2017 Water Quality Parameters (pdf)