Notice to Residents:
The Town of Vermilion as a member of the Alberta Central East Water Corporation, is obliged by contract to observe operational requirements to ensure the proper functioning of the domestic water supply. Please review the attached notice as it affects the Town. Residents should see no major change to their daily service, but non-essential use beyond human consumption will be curtailed. Please note the suspensions listed below.
Thank you for your support and patience.
If you have any concerns, please call the Transportation & Utilities Department at: 780-581-2415.
Notice of Water Restrictions due to Maintenance of Regional Water Line
The Capital Region Northeast Water Service Commission (CRNWSC) is replacing four individual sections of the CRNWSC regional water transmission main to accommodate waterline replacement underneath the widening of Highway 15 immediately west of the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
Please be advised that the first two of the four shut downs are scheduled for July 15 to 17 and July 22 to July 24, 2019, therefore, ACE requires all connected municipalities to revert to a Level B Water Conservation mode under policy AD 003 Water Conservation during those dates.
This means that your municipality is required to suspend any of the following activities:
- Hydrant flushing
- Sewer line flushing
- Street cleaning
- Fire training involving use of water or hydrants
- Fleet washing
- Other non-essential use (non-essential use is defined by any use that is not used for human consumption)
- Truck Fills and Third party water sales must be restricted to human consumption only
- Voluntary water reduction by residents
ACE will ensure that your reservoir is filled prior to the shut down; however, each municipality must ensure that restrictions are enforced during this period to conserve water.
Background for Scheduled Shutdowns
There are four scheduled shutdowns to facilitate the 2019 planned regional water infrastructure work. The CRNWSC work must be completed according to Alberta Transportation scheduling and timelines, as that Ministry has awarded surface-based road construction contracts for the widening of Highway 15.
The first two CRNWSC water transmission main shutdowns are tentatively scheduled for July 15 to 17, and then for July 22 to 24, 2019; there is a weather dependent component that may change those dates slightly (i.e. heavy rainfall events that impede construction activities). Emergency during this shutdown, such as a fire. Utility operators will communicate together on an emergency contingency basis to move water should there be a local emergency.
There are two additional CRNWSC regional water transmission main shutdowns scheduled for September 17 to 19, and September 24 to 26, 2019.