More about Environment and Parks
As our regulator, Environment and Parks oversees EPCOR's treatment processes and ensures that we are working effectively to provide safe, reliable drinking water to the customers we serve. A team of environment and drinking water experts at the Province manages this portfolio.
While Environment and Parks is our environmental regulator, we also regularly review environmental requirements along with operational requirements and performance targets with the City of Edmonton as our utility regulator including key measures such as water quality, reliability and customer service. Through this
performance-based regulation, EPCOR is expected to meet high performance standards and report regularly on how we are performing.
In the Edmonton waterworks system, raw water is drawn from the North Saskatchewan River. It is then treated at the
Rossdale (9469 Rossdale Road) and
E.L. Smith (3900 E.L. Smith Road) water treatment plants in Edmonton.
Our drinking water meets or exceeds all of the requirements set by provincial standards and Health Canada's
Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. EPCOR's
water quality assurance laboratory tests and adjusts for hundreds of parameters so that we can provide you with the
best drinking water for safety, colour, smell and taste.
The two water treatment plants' onsite reservoirs and high lift pump stations supply potable water into Edmonton's transmission system's piping network primary zone.