When should I shock chlorinate my well?
- Immediately after installing a new well.
- Whenever repair work is done on your well, pump or distribution system.
- Following contamination by flood water or any change in water clarity, color, or taste.
- When lab tests show coliform bacteria in your well water.
- Every year for maintenance, to prevent biofouling.
For more information or to book the tank, contact the Landcare team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-845-4040.
Clearwater County Rules and Regulations Regarding Dugouts
All dugouts are considered a development and must meet the setback distance requirement of the Land Use District. Dugouts less than 1 acre in size for the purpose of agricultural use do not require a development permit. Non-agricultural dugouts or those larger than 1 acre require a development permit. Contact the Planning and Development department for more information.
Dugouts in Wetland Areas
When planning a dugout construction project, Alberta Environment and Parks can require an approval and/or license to be obtained through the Water Act before constructing in a waterbody/wetland or before diverting surface water or ground water.
Please look at the Water Act: Dugouts fact sheet to ensure your planned project does not qualify. If you are unsure, please contact Alberta Environment at 403-845-8240.
For more information please visit Water | Alberta.ca or contact the Agriculture and Community Services Department.
Other Resources: Quality Farm Dugouts
Clearwater County is not an accredited municipality when it comes to Septic Systems. For septic system questions or information, refer to the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) or the Alberta Safety Codes Authority.
For household water well testing, please visit the Public Health Unit at the hospital. For Agricultural Water testing (dugouts that livestock drink out of), please contact Agriculture and Community Services.