Shane Hansen, a Heinsburg resident, wants to run a water line from his well at the corner of Railway Avenue and First Street West to service the lots he owns (see attached map). He would hire a boring rig to run the line underground, most of which would be on his property. However, he will have to cross the streets in the hamlet and he is requesting permission to do so.
In the future, he may run a second line beside the water line for power.
In reviewing his map, it appears that he wants to service 20+ lots in Heinsburg. This would fall under Alberta Environment jurisdiction. He would have to prove that the water source was high quality ground water. He may be required to provide some treatment in order to service other lots as well as meet the virus requirements of Alberta Environment. In addition, he would require a certified operator to ensure the on-going quality of water distributed to other people. Finally, any development of this system could be taken over by the County, therefore the County would want to ensure that it is developed as per Alberta Environment standards so that any take over of the system would be sustainable by the County.
Mr. Hansen has been contacted by Administration informing him of the requirements of operating a public water system. He has also been provided with the proper contact at Alberta Environment. He is going to contact us to let us know if he is still interested in proceeding.