Water distribution

The City of Airdrie purchases water from the City of Calgary. The water is treated by the City of Calgary and then travels in supply mains to Airdrie reservoirs. From there it is pumped to distribution mains where it flows out of the taps in our homes, in businesses and out of hydrants.

The City of Airdrie water distribution lines are approximately 296 kilometres long, and include 3 transmission lines and 3 reservoirs.

More information on City of Airdrie water can be found on the City of Calgary website.


Water quality

Airdrie water is of the highest quality and is supplied from the Elbow and Bow Rivers. The City of Airdrie abides by strict guidelines from Alberta Environment that ensures the safety and quality of our water for a safe, reliable drinking water supply and fire protection.

Factors that may influence the quality of water in your home that could affect taste, colour or smell:

  • Water softener
  • Hot water tank
  • Filtration systems

Check these first to ensure all are working properly. If you have further questions, please let us know. 


Water pressure

The pressure of water can fluctuate. If your water pressure has decreased over a short period of time, there are factors within your home that could be the issue. The factors are:

  • Water softener
  • Filtration systems

If your pressure has suddenly become very low or you have no water, contact us for further investigation. 

Quick facts

  • Water distribution consists of more than 296 kilometres of mainline
  • An average of 16 million litres of water are pumped to the residents and businesses of Airdrie everyday
  • Three transmission lines link Airdrie to the Calgary system
  • There are three reservoirs that hold our drinking water

Flow testing

If you require a flow test reading, this can be done by a private company. Please contact a private contractor and they will be able to assist you.


Contact us

P. 403.948.8415

F. 403.948.8403


Public Works
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday