To ensure the consistent distribution of quality water throughout our community, work related to or that impacts any component of our water system must be closely monitored.
The City of Airdrie, in accordance with the Drainage Bylaw No. 03/2014, requires a permit for dewatering clean surface water from a commercial or residential site to the stormwater system. The following conditions must be followed:
Please fill out the Dewatering Application Form. Once the application is approved, a Dewatering Permit will be issued and emailed back to the applicant.
The City of Airdrie Water Works Bylaw stipulates that ONLY a City of Airdrie employee who is a certified operator can operate water mainline valves. This has been done in order to ensure only the highest quality of water reaches our residents.
Water Services and Engineering Services have developed the following forms for contractors to fill out in order to request assistance when water mains are put into service, repaired and to have hot taps installed.
The following forms are available:
Water Main In-Service Form: When requesting to fill mainlines with water, disinfecting, and putting into service.
Water Valve Operation Request Form: When requesting to have mainline valves operated for the purposes of repairs, maintenance, or inspections.
Hot Tap Form: When requesting valves to be throttled for the purposes of installing a hot tap.
We appreciate your cooperation and commitment in working with us to ensure these processes are followed.
New construction and new developements are examples of when hydrant flow test readings are required. If you require a flow test reading, please contact a private contractor and they will be able to assist you.
Please advise Water Services via the Notification of hydrant testing form at least 48 hours in advance of the testing date and time in order for a City Staff member to witness the test. Please note, Water Services does not retain the results of the test. Please contact your contractor to get this information.
Jan. 19, 2024 update - The water use exception permit is being updated. Check back in April.
This permit allows customers to use water outside of the Water Conservation Use Schedule when installing new sod or grass seed, and when an irrigation system is equipped with a smart controller (weather/soil based). There is no cost to obtain this permit.
Permits are valid for the following:
|Term permit is valid for
|Until Dec. 31 each year
Controllers that monitor conditions and adjust runtimes based on plant water requirements. This would include systems that can:
If you think your irrigation system qualifies based on the above requirements, fill our the Water Exception Permit form. Please include the brand and model of your controller.