Water system source
- Water source: Sheep River Aquifer
- Effluent discharge: Sheep River, South Saskatchewan River Basin
We work in cooperation with local, provincial and federal environmental agencies to ensure all regulatory and environmental requirements are met or exceeded.
The Town has targeted a reduction in water consumption from 404 litres/customer/day (lcd) to 275 lcd by 2017. In 2013 the Town achieved 273 lcd.
On November 14, 2014, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced the winners of its 2015 Sustainable Communities Awards, recognizing innovation and excellence in municipal sustainable development in six categories: brownfields, energy, neighborhood development, transportation, waste and water. That year's winning initiatives all share a focus on partnerships and community engagement to ensure environmental, economic and social benefits.
The Town of Okotoks has been honored as an award winner within the water category, for its Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Programs and formally accepted the award in London, Ontario on February 11. EPCOR was recognized for our assistance and involvement in these efforts.
The Town of Okotoks also received a Provincial Ministers' Award of Excellence for achieving the community's Water Management Plan goals. EPCOR was recognized for our assistance and involvement in these efforts.