Water Quality Monitoring

It is essential that Alberta’s water is safe for human consumption and other uses, and that we protect the integrity of our aquatic ecosystems. Flooding can bring contaminants to the water system, including increased levels of sedimentation.

In response to the 2013 flood events in southern Alberta, Environment and Parks, formerly Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD), has implemented enhanced water quality monitoring programs for both ambient (raw) water in rivers, streams and reservoirs, and treated drinking water.

Enhanced water quality monitoring was implemented beginning July 2, 2013 at sites on the Bow River, Elbow River, Highwood River, Little Bow River, Sheep River, Mosquito Creek and Twin Valley Reservoir.

These results are shared, as appropriate, with Agriculture and Forestry, formerly Agriculture and Rural Development, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and Health Canada. Updates of the monitoring results will be provided to the public (online) as they become available.

Enhanced Ambient Water

Enhanced Treated Drinking Water

To view the enhanced treated drinking water data sheets, please visit the Open Government Portal at:

Documents included on the Portal are:

  • Bassano – July 16, 2013
  • Brooks Newell Regional – July 9, 2013
  • Calgary Bearspaw – July 8, 2013
  • Calgary Bearspaw – July 24, 2013
  • Calgary Glenmore – July 8, 2013
  • Calgary Glenmore – July 24, 2013
  • Canmore – July 16, 2013
  • Carnmoney – July 9, 2013
  • Carnmoney – July 24, 2013
  • Carseland – July 15, 2013
  • Carseland – July 31, 2013
  • Cowley – July 17, 2013
  • Elbow Ranger Station – July 19, 2013
  • Elbow Springs – July 17, 2013
  • Evan Thomas – July 18, 2013
  • Exshaw – July 16, 2013
  • Gleichen – July 9, 2013
  • Glencoe Golf Course – July 17, 2013
  • Harvey Heights – July 16, 2013
  • High River – July 16, 2013
  • Hilda – July 9, 2013
  • Kananaskis, Barrier Field Station – July 17, 2013
  • Lake McGregor – July 9, 2013
  • Little Bow Provincial Park – July 9, 2013
  • Little Bow Resort – July 9, 2013
  • Longview – July 17, 2013
  • Medicine Hat – July 9, 2013
  • Medicine Hat Municipal Building – July 25, 2013
  • Milo – July 9, 2013
  • Mountain River Estates – July 18, 2013
  • Nanton – July 16, 2013
  • Parramatta Estates – July 18, 2013
  • Poplarview – July 15, 2013
  • Redcliff – July 9, 2013
  • Rockyford – July 9, 2013
  • Standard – July 9, 2013
  • Sundre – July 18, 2013
  • Turner Valley – July 18, 2013
  • Turner Valley – July 30, 2013
  • Vauxhall – July 18, 2013
  • Vulcan – July 16, 2013

Additional information can be found at:

 

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Updated: Jun 8, 2018