Sewer & Septic & Water

Water/Sewer Service Billing

Contact us at 403-652-2341 or by email for billing inquiries
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Current utility rates are shown below. All billing periods are for two months. (One cubic meter is equivalent to 1000 litres.)

Residential water, sewer and garbage rates for:
Aldersyde and Silvertip, Blackie and Cayley, Cottonwood, Millarville Landing and Silvertip - View Utility Rates

Water/Sewer Service and Water Quality Complaints

1 (888) 808-3722 - Utility Officer
On call 24/7 for issues regarding water/sewer service and/or water quality.

403-652-2341 - Manager of Infrastructure 
Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Waste-Water Disposal

Systems must comply with Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice 1999.

Never install a septic field in an area that does not have effective drainage. Poor drainage above a septic field could lead to the infiltration of rain water into the soil and saturation of the soil and premature septic field failure.

Audible or visual high level alarms on a septic tank are recommended to warn against high tank levels which may lead to back-up within your home.

Disposable Wipes and Sewer Problems.

Did you know disposable wipes are not flushable!
They may be convenient, but when flushed down the toilet, they cause big problems. Not only will they clog your plumbing, they plug up sewer and waste water pumps creating overloads in the sewer system, ultimately damaging expensive equipment. Toilet paper is the only substance that breaks down and flushes through the wastewater system.

Please don't flush disposable wipes.

Water and Sewer Information Sheet

Foothills County is committed to ensuring that a safe and plentiful water supply is available for future generations to come. Foothills County provides water services to the Silvertip, Cottonwood and Millarville subdivisions, the Hamlets of Aldersyde, Blackie, and Cayley and along the High River -Aldersyde Industrial corridor. Sanitary sewer service is currently provided in the Hamlets of Cayley and Blackie.

Learn more about Bulk Water Fill locations

Residential Sewage Dump Station

High River R.V. Corral and Mini Storage
403-652-4853 - 24 hr pager
Disposal service is available for a fee.

Well Water Quality Testing

403-995-2600 - Headwaters Health Unit
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Headwaters Health Unit performs checks on water supplies to access their suitability for human consumption. These tests include bacteria testing as well as chemical analysis. The cost for this service is $5.00. Arrangements for sampling as well as sample bottles can be obtained from the Health Unit.

Water Information

1-780-427-2181 - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Rural Water Quality Information Tool