Water and wastewater

Water and wastewater

Municipalities in Alberta are responsible for providing water and wastewater services to residents. This is not a simple task, with service providers working to prevent contamination, meet stringent regulations, and manage prohibitive costs. Across Alberta, concerns have been raised that the current water allocation is ill-suited to our changing climate and water supplies, municipalities are struggling to attract and retain skilled water and wastewater operators, and contamination remains a pervasive threat.

AUMA has assembled resources that cover these major issues in drinking water and wastewater for use by municipalities in Alberta. Choose one of the boxes below for more information on each topic:

Municipalities have to meet both provincial and federal wastewater regulations. Learn how AUMA is pursuing harmonization.
The provision of safe, secure drinking water depends on the people who operate water and wastewater systems.
Access to water can be a limiting factor to growth, read more about AUMA’s policy on water allocation.
Contamination threatens human health and the environment and increases treatment costs. Learn about initiatives to reduce water contamination.
The province is in the process of revamping drinking water regulations. Learn more about current standards and potential changes.