Our Water Supply

The Town of Gibbons provides safe and high-quality drinking water to its residents and to commercial customers. Our water is supplied by the Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commision.

The Commission pipes water to Gibbons from E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant in Edmonton. Water within Gibbons is tested weekly for bacteria and chlorine, to ensure safe drinking water for all residents.

Water Quality

To ensure your water is of the highest possible quality, water quality samples are taken and analyzed annually. Water within the community is tested weekly for bacteria and chlorine, in order to maintain safe drinking water for all residents. Each year, a water quality report is published, detailing sampling locations, frequency of testing and results.

Water Metering

Most homes and businesses in Gibbons have a remote reader on the interior of their buildings, so Town staff do not need to enter the premises to read the meter. Meters are read every month, usually around the 20th. On occasion, Town staff may make an appointment with you to check your meter if there seems to be a problem.

The average household in Canada uses 125,000 litres of water per person per year, while the average European uses 73,000 litres. For ideas to reduce water consumption in your household, check out One Simple Act.

Should you experience problems with your water meter in your home, please contact Public Works at 780.923.2999.

Resources

E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant