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Cutting Through Red Tape to Secure Water Supply

While the June 2013 floods caused problems because of the sheer amount of water flowing through Southern Alberta, the floods also wreaked havoc with drinking water supplies. The overflowing Sheep River in Okotoks destroyed one of the town’s thirteen raw water supply wells. They needed to drill a new well to keep up with demand for water, but that meant they needed an amendment to the site’s Alberta Environment license.

The town’s water supply was secure thanks to a treatment plant and 12 other wells, but peak water usage occurs in the summer months, so it was important to get the new well in place for summer 2014.

We undertook the licensing arrangements for Well #1, securing the approvals to ensure a full complement of wells for the residents of Okotoks.

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