Sanitary Sewer Inspections

Proactive maintenance of Cochrane’s utilities and infrastructure is crucial to extend the life of vital assets.

You may notice contractors working in the middle of the road in your neighbourhood. These crews will be conducting Closed Circuit TV inspections of Town-owned sanitary sewers by driving remote-operated cameras down the pipes to inspect for areas of concern such as breaks, cracks, or sags in the piping system.

This innovative technology can significantly reduce costly flushing and inspection on all wastewater completion piping. These inspections provide the Town with valuable information about system integrity and operation by identifying areas requiring repair or replacement.
 This work will progress throughout Cochrane, with minimal traffic impacts as motorists will be able to pass through the work area. Service interruptions are not anticipated.

What you need to know as a homeowner:

  • No parking signs may be placed on some roadways in advance of the inspection to allow traffic to pass through. This work takes around one hour for each stretch of sanitary sewer.
  • During the inspection air occasionally vents into a home through the sewer service line. It is possible for water in the toilet bowl to bubble, and in rare cases, splash out of the bowl. Keep the toilet lid down to avoid any odors or splashing. If you observe unusual odors in your home, run water into your drains to flush the lines.

Residents are asked to contact the Water and Wastewater department with any questions at 403-851-2590 or via the web contact form.