We distribute treated water to the City of Grande Prairie, Town of Sexsmith, Hamlet of Clairmont, Hamlet of Wedgewood, and other areas within the County of Grande Prairie.
Our pipe systems range in size to service the development plans of the specific area and future development plans.
For a local economy to grow, there must be adequate water and wastewater pipes in the ground to provide service to the area. Since Aquatera was formed in 2003, the areas we service have seen assessment grow by $5.5 billion!
The network of water pipes also includes pumps and reservoirs. Pumps maintain pressure in the system, while reservoirs provide supply of water in emergencies (mainly fires) as well as during peak summer use.
Maintenance of water lines is completed by one of the largest parts of our company - Distribution/Collection. They maintain pipes, pumps and hydrants through a regular maintenance program. From flushing to fixing, they ensure high-quality water flows to our customers every day. Their responsibility also includes repairs, which in our climate mostly come during cold weather and are due to frozen pipes or valves.
Lastly, it's important to remember we maintain and repair both main and service water lines, but water lines on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
Flushing of watermains takes place annually from May to August. Watermain flushing removes ensures water lines remain clean, improves quality of water, and pressure in the water line. Mains may be flushed at various frequencies, from weekly to every three years. For regular updates on when mains are being flushed, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or see our Twitter news feed on this page.