Residents of Morinville receive safe, reliable potable water through a regional transmission line which supplies water from EPCOR's plant in Edmonton to Morinville’s Waterworks systems South reservoir and pump house for distribution throughout the Town and to the North reservoir and pump house. Combined reservoir capacities are 2 million gallons for potable water and firefighting uses.
Water quality is monitored throughout Morinville’s waterworks system by certified Water and Wastewater Operators in accordance with Alberta environment guidelines and legislation. Daily source water quality results, including water hardness can be obtained from the EPCOR website.
Results of routine water compliance tests, obtained by the Town certified operators, is available on the Alberta Environment website.
Service throughout the town consists of mainlines varying in size from 6 inches to 22 inches in diameter to the individual service connection points to businesses and residents. Each home or business has a separate service meter with a remote reader on the exterior or inside the building so there is no need for Town staff to enter the premises to read the meter. The meters are read with consumption billed monthly. Information on billing rates can be found in the Water Rates Bylaw.
Town operators are responsible for the installation of the water meters, monthly reads, daily checks and monitoring of the pumphouses and meter vaults as well as daily water quality testing. In addition they are responsible for the maintenance (such as valve exercising, hydrant flushing and winterizing etc.) as well as repairs required to the network of over 58 km of mains, 2800 water service connections to the property line, 200 fire hydrants and 370 valves