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Wastewater and storm water management

Municipal wastewater and stormwater management programs in Alberta are regulated to ensure environmental protection.

Introduction

Alberta takes a comprehensive approach to municipal wastewater management. Regulatory frameworks, standards and guidelines are designed to assure environmentally acceptable wastewater discharge and acceptable storm water management practices. The Municipal Wastewater Program regulates wastewater treatment systems that are designed to treat more than 25 cubic metres of wastewater per day, or systems that discharge off the site of development. These systems service approximately 80% of the province's population.

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