Utilities & Waste Services

Water Treatment & Quality

The Town of Fairview water supply is provided through a process of pumping up from the Peace River to our holding reservoirs. The Town of Fairview is committed to providing high-quality, safe, and clean tap water.

To achieve this, we have implemented several measures to ensure that our tap water meets and exceeds federal and provincial regulatory standards for drinking water quality.

First, our water treatment plant has been updated with new technology that includes a contact clarifier, dual medial filtration system, and a modernized disinfection system. These systems work together to remove impurities and contaminants from the water. We also regularly test the water to ensure that it meets all quality standards.

Additionally, we maintain a robust water distribution system, regularly flushing the pipes and performing maintenance to prevent the buildup of sediment or other particulates. We also add disinfectants, such as chlorine, to the water to kill any harmful bacteria or viruses that may be present.

The Town of Fairview also encourages residents to do their part in preserving our water quality by properly disposing of chemicals, pesticides, and other hazardous materials. We also offer a variety of conservation programs and resources to help residents use their water efficiently and responsibly.

Overall, we are dedicated to providing our residents with the highest quality tap water possible and will continue to invest in the necessary infrastructure and resources to ensure clean and safe drinking water for all.


Your water may appear cloudy when you initially pour it from the tap. This is caused by dissolved air in your water and is not an indicator of any water quality problem. The water will clear if you let it stand for a short time.
It is recommended that you use a de-chlorination prior to using tap water for fish tanks. These chemicals are readily available at pet stores.
It is good practice to run the tap water for a few minutes after periods of no water use (i.e. 6 hours or more) to flush out the water that has been sitting in your household plumbing. To help conserve water, you can collect and use the flushed water for washing or watering plants.