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Taber has a 20-year utility management contract with EPCOR to run its entire municipal water system. The town continues to own the water and wastewater assets, set rates and bills customers. We designed and built upgrades to the town's wastewater treatment facilities and north storm water system.

With modern treatment technology, such as ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes and remote monitoring, the $18.5 million upgrades now allow Taber to meet provincial water regulations and support future growth.

Services

  • Water treatment.
  • Water distribution.
  • Wastewater treatment.
  • Wastewater/storm water collection.

Model

  • Design-Build-Finance-Operate.
  • 20-year term.

Population served

  • 8,104 (2011 Census)

About the System Infrastructure

​Water System

Water distribution

  • Two reservoirs.
  • Two high lift pump stations.

Water treatment plant

  • Capacity: 23 ML/day.
  • The plant uses dissolved air flotation pre-treatment, clarification, filtration and chlorine disinfection.
  • Remote monitoring.
  • Online analyzers.
Wastewater System

Wastewater treatment plant

  • Maximum daily discharge: 6.5 ML/d.
  • We upgraded the existing wastewater treatment plant to a 6.5 MLD Level lll BNR wastewater facility which includes UV disinfection of the treated effluent discharged to the Oldman River.
  • The Town also operates an aerated lagoon plant for industrial effluent. Treated industrial effluent can be diverted from the lagoon system to supply spray irrigation for farm land.

Wastewater collection

  • Three sanitary lift stations.
  • Gravity collection system.

Storm water

  • Five retention ponds.
  • Three pump stations.
  • Four outfalls.

Environmental considerations

Water system affected

Taber's water supply originates from the Chin Lake Reservoir and Taber Irrigation District Canal and is delivered to the community by means of a gravity main and irrigation canals respectively.