Dust Control

2020 Dust Control

Dust Control Program

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life in Kneehill County, where dust abatement agents may be applied on rural roads in front of farmsteads or residences.

Dust Control Policy & Application

Residential Dust Control Policy
Residential Dust Control Application

*New for 2020. To be eligible for the rebate program, your application for Dust Control must be received with full payment by 4:30 P.M. Local Time, Friday, May 15, 2020. Applications for Calcium Chloride dust control will be accepted after the deadline, but no rebate will be applied.


Please note, your Dust Control Application will not be seen as complete if full payment is not received by Kneehill County.

Payments can be made by the following options:

  • Cheque sent though mail.
  • Credit Card via phone (403-443-5541) at the Kneehill County Administrative Office. Payments over $800 must be accompanied by the Credit Card Authorization Form, found here
  • Online Payment. For Online Payments through your financial institution please use Kneehill County General  Account: DUS001

Dust control is processed in accordance with Operations Policies. If a ratepayer would like a dust control treatment applied in front of their residence a Dust Control Application must be filled out and received by the County.
The County will then prepare the road surface for treatment and maintain the road at its discretion.

Road Crush vs Washed Rock

Road surface gravel needs to be able to hold itself together to fight the effects of water and traffic. It requires a binder, in the form of particles of silt and clay to fill the voids between the larger aggregates and act as a sort of cement, surface gravel should not allow water to pass through into the base.

Calcium Chloride

Chlorides are hygroscopic compounds which draw moisture from the air and keep the road surface damp even under hot, dry conditions. It will become slippery with heavy rainfalls but will become a hard surface once dry. It is also used as a soil stabilizer for the road itself. Kneehill County is supplying a fresh supply of gravel before the application of any dust suppressant and this should help with any pothole issues as well.



Transportation Manager Contact:
Brad Buchert