Rural Water Quality
This on-line tool (jointly developed between Alberta Agriculture and
Food and PFRA) assesses the quality and suitability of raw water
sources for privately owned and operated water supplies.
Evaluation of Treatment Systems
This publication provides general information on in-house water
treatment systems and specific results from monitoring existing
This fact sheet explains how coagulation (the process of adding
chemicals to water to make dissolved and suspended particles bind
together, forming larger particles that will settle out of the water as
sludge) can safely and effectively be used for treating water sources.
Water Treatment Trailer
Different water treatment equipment was installed in a portable trailer
to allow the equipment to be tested on different surface water supplies
and to be moved to different sites for demonstration purposes.
Slow Sand Filter
Slow sand filtration has been used successfully in Europe since the
early 1900s. It is particularly beneficial for small systems with low
turbidity and no algae problems.