Taber residents enjoy high quality drinking water. Raw, untreated water is also available within the town, primarily for the major food processing industries, irrigation of the golf course and other green areas. The abundance of the clean water supply has supported Taber’s economy, primarily the food processing industry. Taber’s water supply originates from the Chin Reservoir & Canal Building and is delivered to the Town by means of a gravity main from the canal and pumped from Chin.
In 1998, the town added a pre-treatment D.A.F. (Dissolved Air Floatation) system which enables the water plant to reach full design capacity. Trunk facilities have been recently expanded to service residential growth west and north of Taber. A further expansion of servicing is planned to accommodate industrial development north of 64th Avenue. As the town continues to grow, updated engineering reports are commissioned to ensure the efficiency of the existing system and to plan for future expansions.
Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment
The Town’s Waste Water Treatment Facility was constructed in the early 1980’s and is sized for a population of 18,000. The plant is located in the extreme northerly portion of the Town, and was updated in 2008 to a BNR plant.
The Town also operates an industrial aerated lagoon plant for industrial effluent. Treated effluent can be diverted to the lagoon system to supply the irrigation system for five-quarter sections of farmland.
The town’s sanitary landfill site is located just west of the town boundary. The landfill was officially closed in 1999 when a regional transfer station was opened to accept solid waste for transfer to another location.
Town residents are provided with an automated 3-cart system and a weekly pickup service of garbage and composting with a bi-weekly pickup for recycling. For more information visit the Waste Collection and Disposal page.
Information for other Utility Services
Utilities Consumer Advocate Office
The Utilities Consumer Advocate Office (UCA) is a branch of Service Alberta. Its website is an interactive resource that helps consumers, especially vulnerable Albertans, make informed choices about electricity and natural gas services. The website is mobile and tablet responsive and includes an interactive Cost Comparison Tool, list of energy retailers and searchable database that displays historic energy rates. It also contains information on the UCA's mediation team.
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