PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
General Inquiries: (403) 935-4672
After Hours Emergency: (403) 935-4672 (this number is for emergency messages only, on call personnel will return your call)
The Town of lrricana Public Works department has Five full time employees. During summer months the department employs temporary summer staff through government grant programs to help with the mowing of parks, green spaces and recreational areas and general maintenance.
As well as parks maintenance & grounds care the public works department is in charge of water/wastewater systems, streets & roadways maintenance, general facility maintenance and the planning of capital projects and equipment. Department staff maintains and repair streets and roads, sidewalks and signs at lowest possible costs, without reduction of safety to the public. The Public Works shop and office are located at the north side of the Municipal Office building at 260-1st Avenue.
Water is supplied to the Town by the Kneehill Regional Water Commission; the water is treated at Drumheller and piped to the Kirkpatrick Reservoir where the water is distributed to five Villages and Counties. Once the water is delivered to Irricana the water is then distributed through approximately 12,000 feet of pipe. Storage of 2.27 million liters in one stand pipe (Tower) and one underground storage reservoir. Public works staff is responsible for the supply of treated potable water as well as maintenance to piping and pumping facilities. The Town of Irricana encourages and implements programs to conserve water and reduce costs. Water meters are in effect in all households and businesses, water is charged using a flat rate and an additional charge per cubic meter based on water consumption. The Public works staff maintains approximately 10,000 feet of piping and manholes. A charge for sewer is calculated using a flat rate and an additional per cubic meter, based on usage. Treatment is done by a lagoon system located to the North of the Town.
A contracted company provides garbage services for the Town of Irricana. Residents are allowed a maximum of 4 bags of household type garbage. Collection day is Monday and residents are asked to have garbage placed out by 7:00 a.m. If a holiday falls on a Monday, garbage will be collected that day.