Wastewater / Sewage

Wastewater (Sewage)

Wastewater is collected from throughout the community and is fed to two treatment facilities through a gravity fed collection system. There is an Extended Aeration Treatment Plant located in the Frank Industrial Park. This plant is a mechanical plant that will treat wastewater from Coleman, Blairmore and Frank. Wastewater from Bellevue and Hillcrest is fed into a series of Extended Aeration Lagoons that are located between these communities.

All systems are monitored 24/7 by a supervisory control and date acquisition system (SCADA). Qualified Municipal employees, who visit each site daily, take samples for testing to ensure we are providing safe, quality service. Samples are also tested by an independent laboratory on a regular basis. The results of all testing is reported to Alberta Environment daily.

Sewer Blockage

If you are having problems with your sewer line, we suggest that you contact a plumber to unblock your line.  If the plumber suspects that the problem is on the Municipal portion of the line, they will contact the Municipal office to arrange to camera the line and locate the issue.  If the problem is determined to be a Municipal responsibility, the Municipality will reimburse the homeowner for the cost of the plumber.

New Utility Services

To request an estimate on the cost to install a new utility services, please contact the Municipal Office at 403-563-2220.