Water & Wastewater

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Release: COUNCIL APPROVES RELIEF MEASURE TO LESSEN WATER BILL STRESS

Cochrane Town Council is taking action to support residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At their April 14 meeting, Town Council approved an adjustment to residential water consumption thresholds to mitigate against anticipated increases to residential water consumption. More details.

Town staff are available to help you reduce your monthly water use, including tracking down potential water leaks. For information and tips on how to reduce your water consumption, visit cochrane.ca/Water or call 403-851-2280.

To help residents reduce their water consumption, the Town promotes household and outdoor water conservation with year-round time-of-day watering regulations and offers rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency toilets and washing machines. Find out more: cochrane.ca/WaterConservation


General information

Ten full-time staff work around the clock to make sure Cochrane’s water tastes delicious and exceeds provincial requirements for safety. They also oversee Cochrane’s water distribution and metering. Used water is collected in the wastewater collection system where it is pumped to Calgary for treatment.

Be sure to see current water rates online.

Fun Facts

  • Cochrane does not add fluoride to our water. There is a natural fluoride ion of 0.12mg/L in the Bow River source water.
  • Hardness of water is 180 ppm of water (10 - 11 grains per gallon).
  • On our highest water demand day in 2006, we used 12.1 million litres of water (an average of 880 litres per person).
  • Our water treatment plant can treat 22 million litres of water per day.
  • Since the water conservation bylaw was approved in 2008, Cochranites have reduced their average water consumption approximately 15%.
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