Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Privately Managed Communal Water Systems &
Municipal Water Systems

Water/Sewer Service Billing   |   Water/Sewer Service and Water Quality Complaints   |   Waste Disposal   |   Water and Sewer Information Sheet   |   Bulk Water Fill Locations   |   Residential Sewage Dump Station   |   Well Water Quality Testing   |   Water Information

Water/Sewer Service Billing

403-652-2341 - Billing inquiries
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Current utility rates are shown below. All billing periods are for two months. (One cubic meter is equivalent to 1000 litres.)

Residential water, sewer and garbage rates for:
Aldersyde and Silvertip, Blackie and Cayley - Utility Rates


Water/Sewer Service and Water Quality Complaints

Alarms are required now.

1 (888) 808-3722 - Utility Officer
On call 24/7 for issues regarding water/sewer service and/or water quality.

403-652-2341 - Municipal Engineer
Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Waste Disposal

Systems must comply with Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice 1999.

Never install a septic field in an area that does not have effective drainage. Poor drainage above a septic field could lead to the infiltration of rain water into the soil and saturation of the soil and premature septic field failure.

Audible or visual high level alarms on a septic tank are recommended to warn against high tank levels which may lead to back-up within your home.

Disposable Wipes and Sewer Problems.

Did you know disposable wipes are not flushable!
They may be convenient, but when flushed down the toilet, they cause big problems. Not only will they clog your plumbing, they plug up sewer and waste water pumps creating overloads in the sewer system, ultimately damaging expensive equipment. Toilet paper is the only substance that breaks down and flushes through the wastewater system.

Please don't flush disposable wipes.


Water and Sewer Information Sheet

The MD of Foothills is committed to ensuring that a safe and plentiful water supply is available for future generations to come. The MD of Foothills provides water services to the Silvertip subdivision, the Hamlets of Aldersyde, Blackie, and Cayley and along the High River -Aldersyde Industrial corridor. Sanitary sewer service is currently provided in the Hamlets of Cayley and Blackie.


Bulk Water Fill Locations

Water is available for purchase from our Aldersyde and Blackie Water Plants.

Aldersyde plant - located on the northeast corner of Brooks Street and Alberta Avenue.  It accepts loonies, toonies and bills as well as credit cards and prints receipts.

Blackie plant - located on the east side of John Street between Alberta and Railway Avenues.  It accepts toonies and loonies.  No receipts are provided.

Hours: Both facilities are open 24 hrs per day
Rates:  Water: $1.00/377.65 litres or $1.00/83 Imperial Gallons.

Fish Creek Ranch (FCR) truck bulk fill station is now open. Located at the intersection of 194 Avenue W and 368 Street W, the FCR bulk fill station is 5.5 km south of Highway 22 on Highway 762, east on 194 Avenue W to 368 Street W. 

Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Water $5.00/cubic metre (220 Imperial gallons/1000 litres)
Payment: Credit Cards, Credit Card Tap, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and with an Account. To set up an account - contact 403-652-2341 for information. Receipts provided


Residential Sewage Dump Station

High River R.V. Corral and Mini Storage
403-652-4853 - 24 hr pager
Disposal service is available for a fee.


Well Water Quality Testing

403-995-2600 - Headwaters Health Unit
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Headwaters Health Unit performs checks on water supplies to access their suitability for human consumption. These tests include bacteria testing as well as chemical analysis. The cost for this service is $5.00. Arrangements for sampling as well as sample bottles can be obtained from the Health Unit.


Water Information

1-780-427-2181 - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Rural Water Quality Information Tool: