The Utilities Department oversees utilities throughout Mackenzie County including water treatment and distribution, the collection and treatment of sewage, storm drainage, and management of the County’s rural water points. Utilities personnel are also responsible for hydrant flushing, sewer flushing, account connections and disconnections, and meter installs and repairs.
The Utilities Department plans for growth by following water consumption and population trends to secure water supply and ensure the services are prepared for the growth. Under provincial regulations, the department is required to operate in accordance with the Alberta Environment Protection and Enhancement Act, Water Act, Potable Water Regulation, as well as Code of Practice for Wastewater Systems Using a Wastewater Lagoon. Additionally, the department must abide by federal regulations such as the Fisheries Act and Wastewater Effluent Regulations.