Mandatory Water Restrictions
All outdoor water use including watering lawns, non-commercial washing of vehicles, sidewalks, pads, exteriors of buildings, filling of hot tubs/Jacuzzis, recreational use of sprinklers and like water toys, is restricted to the following schedule:
ODD numbered addresses may use water for these purposes Thursdays and Sundays
WATERING: may occur only on such permitted days during the following hours:
6:00 am – 9:00 am; and
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Flowerbeds and vegetable gardens may be watered by hand, during prescribed times, using a watering can or a hose with a nozzle trigger shut off to restrict water flow.
Requests for water conservation exemption permit for newly seeded lawns or freshly planted sod may be applied for at the Municipal Office.
Black Diamond Protective Services staff enforce the Water Use and Conservation Bylaw. Fines for not obeying Level 2 Mandatory Water Restrictions range from $100 to $800. The Town of Black Diamond thanks all of its residents for their anticipated cooperation.
If you are experiencing flooding inside your basement or another water emergency, turn off your main shut-off valve and call the 24-Hour Public Works Emergency line 403-650-8914 and then call your plumber.
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Rain barrels and rain totes are available to purchase at the Oilfields Recycling Centre in Turner Valley. Please contact the Turner Valley town office 403-933-4944 to make arrangements to purchase and pick up your new rain barrel/tote.
The Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (
Public Works utility operators monitor the Town's potable water to ensure their treatment and distribution processes are continuing to provide safe drinking water for the Town's residents. Alberta Environment and Public Works monitor the Town's drinking water quality against approved water quality guidelines to ensure compliance while delivering safe drinking water and optimization of facility performances.
Testing of the water in the Black Diamond system happens regularly, with larger-scale testing occurring twice each year. Part of the results of those tests provide us with the "hardness level" of our water, which residents with water-softeners need to know. The most recent test results were from April, 2018, and the hardness level was 270 mg/L or 18.2 gpg.