There is a direct link between the water that we use, the water that goes down the drain and the water that flows down the North Saskatchewan River. The City of Edmonton does its part by treating and recycling wastewater, mandating low flow fixtures and keeping natural waters safe. Everyday, EPCOR produces enough clean water for Edmonton to fill a tanker train 100 kilometres long and the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant cleans enough wastewater each day to fill 100 Olympic-length swimming pools.
There are a few simple steps you can take to conserve water and help protect our creeks and the North Saskatchewan River. You can install low-flow fixtures, prevent toxic chemicals from entering the water system and ensuring fats, oils and greases are properly disposed to prevent sewer problems.
Water Conservation Tips
A toilet that is over 10 years old can account for 29 per cent of a household's daily water consumption. Find out what changes you can make to your home's fixtures to reduce water usage.
Every year, City drainage crews clean out hundreds of sewer blockages caused by improperly disposed of fats, oils and grease. Find out how you can help keep the system running properly.
By switching to low-flow fixtures and water efficient appliances the average Edmonton household could save over $300 a year.
Find out how you can save money on your water bill.
Much of the pollution in the North Saskatchewan River comes from pollutants dumped into the storm sewer system. Find out how you can keep Edmonton's natural waters clean and clear.