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Water & Wastewater - Repairs and Improvements

​We continually perform repairs and upgrades to Lethbridge's water, sewer and stormwater systems. Planned and unplanned services are required and sometimes this results in a temporary disruption of water service.

Planned services include annual maintenance and planned infrastructure upgrade projects. Unplanned service requests include emergency watermain breaks and sewer line repairs or replacement. 

Watermain repair/upgrade

Description ​Location ​Notes
Water Service Repair 1600 Block of Lakeshore Road South Work in Progress
Water Service Repair Quail Place North Work in Progress
Water Service Repair 1300 Block of Stafford Drive North Work in Progress
Hydrant Repair 1900 Block of 18 Avenue North Work in Progress
Hydrant Installation 1200 Block of 33 Street North Work in Progress
New Service Installation 3000 Block of 32 Street North Work in Progress
Water Main Repair/Road Repair 1000 Block of 12A Street South Work in Progress
​Water Main Repair ​100 Block of Scenic Drive North - Green Space ​Work in Progress
Water Main Renewal 16 Avenue & 13 Street South Work in Progress
​Water Main Renewal ​15 Street South between 16 Avenue - 17 Avenue ​Work in Progress

What to expect during a Watermain Break

Watermains carry drinking water from our water treatment plant to homes, businesses and institutions across the city. These pipes can sometimes leak or break and require repair.

This can mean temporary disruption of water service for residents or businesses. When that happens, we work to restore water service as quickly as possible.

City crews will do their best to notify residents in the area of an interruption in water supply service. This is usually done in person by going door-to-door in the affected area. If residents are not home a notification tag is left on the door.

Sanitary sewer line repair/replacement

Description ​Location ​Notes
No Current Ongoing Work    

Like watermains, our sanitary sewer pipes sometimes break and require repair. These types of repairs do not impact your drinking water like in a watermain break.

However, they may impact sanitary service like toilets and drains in your home.

Scheduled Renewals

​Location Time Frame (Estimated)
​15 Street South (16 Avenue to Scenic Drive) April - May 2023
​Back Lane 13 Street South (16 Avenue to 18 Avenue) May - June 2023
17 Avenue South (13 Street to 17 Street) ​June - July 2023
​12B Street North (12 Avenue to 13 Avenue) August - September 2023

Like all infrastructure, pipelines eventually need to be replaced. As our water, sewer and storm lines reach the end of their design life, the likelihood of failure increases. We analyze all pipelines based on a variety of factors including but not limited to; failures, condition, risk, roadway quality, location, and customer feedback. The results of this examination optimize the annual renewal programs. The final step is to coordinate renewals in conjunction with roadway overlays to ensure we are not disturbing new asphalt.

Contact Us

If your water is not working and you have not received advance notice, please call 311 or follow us on Twitter for updates.  The lists above are not updated outside of regular business hours.

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