Wastewater

As of December 23, 2021, the provision of in-home services has been suspended until at least January 15, 2022.

The suspension of services includes wastewater sewer inspections, sewer maintenance and in-home wastewater back-up responses. The services are being suspended due to the heightened risk of COVID-19 transmission posed by the highly contagious Omicron variant. The City will reassess the situation in mid-January.

Throughout the pandemic, the City has followed public health measures and guidelines while ensuring public and staff safety. Municipal responsibilities under the provincial pandemic plan are to review and implement response plans, maintain continuity of critical municipal services plus liaise with the province and other partners. The provision of in-home services is an optional service that the City provides. The temporary suspension of in-home services is needed to ensure business continuity for the provision of core critical services, such as water distribution, by reducing the risk of staff exposure to COVID-19. 

The City is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing the City's wastewater infrastructure. This infrastructure is comprised of almost 4,000 sewer manholes, 300 kilometres of sewer mains, 9 wastewater lift stations, and over 19,000 service connections throughout St. Albert.

Sewer Issues Information


Services Provided

  • 24-hour response to sewer backup complaints 
  • Scheduled residential sewer lateral maintenance and inspections (mechanical cleaning and CCTV programs)
  • Respond to sewer smell complaints
  • Respond to sewer manhole concerns and sewer lateral rehabilitation and replacement

Household Service Replacement

This program allows for the replacement of wastewater services to individual properties within the city. Causes for replacement vary from structural deficiencies (eg. broken lines, fractures, sags, etc...) to root intrusion. Through this program, the City is able to offer substantial cost saving to homeowners interested in replacing their portion of the service in conjunction with the City's work.

Trailer Dump Sites

Please be advised the water services to the City operated trailer dump sites are open for the season starting in May and close in October after Thanksgiving. This is dependent on weather and temperature. You may still dump at these stations before and after this time frame but there will be no water.

Trailer Dump Sites Map

Trailer dump facilities are located at 17 Riel Drive and 7 Chevigny Street.


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Last edited: December 23, 2021