Mandatory ban on non-essential water use
Mandatory restriction on non-essential water use
Effective Monday, January 29, 2024, Leduc County entered into a Water Demand Measure C, which means all non-essential water use is prohibited in Leduc County.
The switch gear at EL Smith Water Treatment Plant has failed, causing the plant to be out of service and reducing the available supply. The ban is expected to last until EPCOR can complete repairs and restore normal operations at the EL Smith Water Treatment Plant. Repair timelines are currently unknown, but will be updated on this webpage.
To ensure the water levels in Leduc County water reservoirs remain sufficient for peak customer and firefighting demands, all non-essential water use is now prohibited.
Non-essential water use is water use that is neither essential nor required for the protection of public health, safety and welfare.
The Nisku and New Sarepta water outlets will remain open; however, transactions will be monitored by on-site staff.
Leduc County crews continue to monitor the water level in local reservoirs. Updates will be posted to this page when available.
Water restriction updates:
- Jan. 30, 2024, 4 p.m. Repairs are underway and restrictions are estimated to be in place until mid-day on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Feb. 2, 2024. The E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant has been restored to full capacity. Work will continue today to stabilize the system and replenish the reservoirs. The mandatory ban on non-essential water use will remain in place while pumping systems are tested at full capacity and while reservoirs can be replenished.
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