Water Services

Safe, Potable Drinking Water

Kneehill County has worked extremely hard to provide safe, potable drinking water to many residents, and continues to plan for future water line extensions. Kneehill County is part of the Aqua 7 Regional Water Commission (municipalities include Acme, Carbon, Linden, Beiseker, Irricana, Rockyview County and Kneehill County). Water is drawn from the Red Deer River, treated at Kirkpatrick near Drumheller, and distributed to its member municipalities.

In 2021, Water Operators will continue with maintenance on existing systems in our hamlets (Huxley, Swalwell, Torrington, and Wimborne) and our Water Service Areas (Gamble, Grainger/Hesketh, Selkirk, Sunnyslope, and Linden North).

Click here for a map of the water line distributions in Kneehill County.

Waterworks Brochure

For utility billings, account set-up, and information, please visit our Utility Billing and Set-Up page.

Water Distribution

Contact Water Services

Call 403-443-5541
Toll-Free 1-866-443-5541

After Hours Emergency

Call 403-443-5541
Toll-Free 1-866-443-5541

Manager of Environmental Services
John McKiernan

Water Filling Glass

Private well water testing is available through Alberta Health Services. 

Bottles for testing can be picked up at the Three Hills Hospital Health Unit. Test samples must be dropped off on Mondays before 2:00 pm.

Visit the AHS website for more information, and instructions for sample collection.

Alberta Health Services Environmental Public Health recommends private well water testing for bacteria be completed twice per year, with at least one of those two tests being in the spring and/or early summer. Environmental Public Health also recommends that private well water testing for chemicals be completed every two to five years.

The municipal water supply in Kneehill County is NOT impacted by this issue.

Alberta Health Services issued a statement in 2015 regarding water well testing in the Kneehill County area.
Read the article here.