Safe, Reliable Water Distribution
Safe, reliable access to water is unquestionably among the most essential of services. Chestermere’s beautiful topography — with mountain views and the lovely Lake Chestermere — presents a unique challenge when it comes to the safe distribution of drinking water and the management of wastewater and stormwater. We only need to remember the destructive forces of the 2015 floods to understand the impact that water has on our lives, and how important it is to maintain a reliable infrastructure.
CUI is committed to providing safe and reliable access to potable (drinking) water for the residents and businesses of Chestermere. Water services are offered to customers according to Chestermere’s Bylaws.
Water is distributed throughout the City from a central reservoir and pump station. Treated water is supplied to the reservoir from the City of Calgary via two supply mains. The reservoir, at the corner of Merganser Dr. West and Rainbow Rd, is a series of four underground concrete vaults with a storage capacity of 13,600 cubic meters (m3). Storage of the treated water underground avoids contamination from environmental factors and reduces re-chlorination requirements prior to being pumped into the distribution system. The distribution system includes 75 km of water mains, associated valves, fire hydrants, and individual service connections.
Click on the links below to learn more about Chestermere’s water infrastructure and service programs.