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The results will provide measures for several key performance indicators in our Strategic Plan and will be published in the Report to the Community.
To grow, Beaumont requires additional lands to attract industrial and commercial development within its boundaries. Industrial development provides a strong, viable tax base to fund more infrastructure, facilities and services.
Beaumont has a long history of cooperation with our neighbouring municipalities. Our commitment to continue working with our neighbouring communities in the region remains high and we look forward to a transition whereby residents’ interests are kept at the forefront.
We are partners with Leduc County on these agreements: • Municipal Services Mutual Aid Agreement (Fire Services / RCMP)• Beaumont / Leduc County – FCSS Agreement• Regional partnership between City of Leduc; Leduc County and Beaumont for the MacEwan Supervisory Development, and Administrative Assistant program training• LeBlanc Canal Maintenance Agreement• Leduc County Recreation Cost Share Agreement (Leduc County / Beaumont)o Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centero Leduc County – Aqua-Fit Funding• Beaumont Community Center• Leduc Shared Services Analysis identified the following area for continued partnershipo Joint Training Opportunitieso Information Technologyo Procuremento Solid Waste
No. The annexation application and supporting studies were based on a 50 year supply of land. Relevant MGB findings:  Although the Capital Region Board population projections are only for a 35-year time frame, the MGB finds a 50 year annexation period is appropriate in this situation. In view of the historical conflict between the two municipalities and the recent extraordinary growth experienced by Beaumont, the MGB finds that the longer time horizon provides greater certainty for all affected parties. While Edmonton contends it will need the land in the overlap area before Beaumont does, the amount of overlap - if any - will remain uncertain until Edmonton finalizes its annexation application and submits it to the MGB as well as the neighbouring municipalities for consideration. Moreover, as has already been discussed, the Capital Region Growth Plan PGAs do not allocate growth to any specific municipality.  Current economic conditions could affect the rate of population growth in the short term with fewer housing starts and declining activity. It is difficult to predict the magnitude of this impact over the 50-year time frame of the projections; however, on balance, the MGB finds the 59,534 projection of the Growth Study Update to be reasonable.  The MGB finds that the current trend in Beaumont's average household size is declining, which is consistent with the general trend that occurs as a municipality matures. As detailed below, the MGB expects Beaumont to meet CGRP targets for density with respect to unplanned land within its boundaries. However, as densities increase and multi-family housing forms a greater proportion of residential stock, average people/du will most likely decline. Accordingly, a household size of 2.8 people/du is appropriate to calculate residential land requirement.  Beaumont stated it needs an additional 856.58 ha (13.49 quarter sections) of gross residential land to accommodate its growth for a 50-year horizon. In contrast, the County and Edmonton presented arguments for significantly smaller land requirements. The amount of residential land required is a function of the time horizon, population projection, density levels, number of people per household, and the amount of vacant developable land available within the municipality. The MGB has already addressed each of these factors in this report and accepts Beaumont will need an additional 856.58 ha (13.49 quarter sections) of gross residential land to accommodate its projected residential growth.
Yes. In addition to all the work completed in the annexation process, Beaumont is developing a new Utilities Master Plan and Offsite Levies for the annexation lands in 2017. Beaumont is also working with developers to ensure a smooth transition of servicing to the new lands. Relevant MGB findings:  The MGB finds regional water and wastewater systems are in place and can be expanded as necessary to accommodate growth. The MGB agrees that due to their existing connections to Beaumont, the regional CRSWSC and ACRWC networks can more readily service the annexation lands than the more distant City services. Based on the engineering reports and testimony, the MGB does not see servicing using gravity alone versus lift stations and force mains to be an overriding factor in favour of City servicing. The MGB does not consider the extension of the water and wastewater systems south of Highway 625 to be detrimental to growth in this direction as argued by the County. With the number of highways, roads and ditches in the Edmonton area, the MGB is confident ACRWC and CRSWSC have the experience to assist Beaumont in extending these lines. The MGB also expects any additional costs associated with the provision of water and waste water services to the south will be borne by future developers. However, given that services would have to be extended either north or south, the MGB was not convinced that it would be economical to service and annex lands to the east at this time.  Stormwater management appears to be more of a challenge, in part due to the relatively flat topography, distance to outlets, and historical development in the area. The MGB agrees that a regional stormwater management plan is necessary. Growth and the demands of new development will create impetus to develop a regional plan that will improve the current situation, regardless of which municipality the growth happens to be in.
Yes. Beaumont is currently developing a new Transportation Master Plan which includes the newly annexed lands. For more information on the Transportation Master Plan visit www.beaumont.ab.ca/ourbeaumont. Relevant MGB findings:  The MGB accepts Beaumont has demonstrated its commitment to provide transportation infrastructure in twinning 50 Street and is satisfied that the existing transportation networks will be upgraded and added to as Beaumont develops. Beaumont did not make submissions with respect to the intent of the bylaw restricting heavy vehicles within Beaumont's limits; however the MGB expects that with annexation, the bylaw will be amended to accommodate existing agricultural equipment and to attract the desired commercial and industrial uses within the new boundaries.  Hwy 625 is under Provincial jurisdiction, and the MGB is satisfied that Alberta Transportation (AT) will not allow development to compromise the function and high load capability of this highway. In this regard, AT has indicated that its requirements can be addressed through Section 14 and 15 of the Subdivision and Development Regulation for an annexation of this type. With growth of Beaumont, there will be impacts on the volume of traffic on Hwy 625 whether or not development occurs south of Hwy 625.  The MGB is satisfied that the existing transportation networks will be upgraded and added to as Beaumont develops. Beaumont has already undertaken the planning required to upgrade Range Roads 241 and 243. Offsite levies will be used by Beaumont to fund the upgrading these roads to four-lane arterial roads in the future. Although Beaumont’s future population growth may impact the County’s road system, as this area is in a CRGP PGA this impact would happen regardless of whether the growth was in Beaumont or the County.
Landowner concerns raised during the annexation hearings were noted, tracked, and are currently being addressed. Between now and the end of 2016, Beaumont’s Land Use Bylaws are being updated with intended adoption to occur in early 2017. Beaumont respects the right to farm the lands in the annexation area. Landowners are invited to contact Beaumont with any questions 780-929-8782. We are also available for one-on-one meetings. Relevant MGB findings:  Many landowner concerns arose during the hearing, including the ability to farm, drainage/wastewater issues, weed control, and various bylaw issues. Beaumont demonstrated it is aware of these issues and can address them through bylaw amendments as necessary. For example, the MGB accepts Beaumont will consider possible bylaw changes for livestock. However, the extent of these bylaw changes is a local issue. Beaumont is equally capable of dealing with drainage issues and is working to correct these matters. Finally, the MGB observes that all municipalities are required to comply with the Alberta Weed Control Act and trusts Beaumont will address weed issues as required by that Act.
The due date for tax payments is 30 days from the date of mailing.
Payments may be made by (cheque, cash or debit) at Beaumont's Administration Office during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm), which is located at:
5600 49 Street
Beaumont, AB T4X1A1
It can also be deposited in the night mail slot (no cash please) located at the main entrance, at most Canadian financial institutions, by tele-pay and via the internet (please ensure that you choose the correct payee and reference your roll number). If you choose to mail your payment, the envelope must be postmarked no later than the due date and the remittance portion of your notice must accompany the payment. If you wish to join the tax installment plan, please contact our tax department.
IF YOU ARE PRESENTLY ON THE TAX INSTALLMENT PLAN, PLEASE DO NOT PAY THE OUTSTANDING BALANCE SHOWN ON YOUR NOTICE. YOUR MONTHLY INSTALLMENT AMOUNT WILL CHANGE BEGINNING IN JUNE, AND THE NEW AMOUNT WILL BE SHOWN ON YOUR NOTICE.
Contact the tax department (780-929-3306) to review your assessment. If necessary, your concerns will be forwarded to our assessor who will contact you directly. If the assessor agrees that the original is not accurate, a corrected notice may be issued. If the assessor and property owner cannot come to an agreement, the property owner may begin the formal complaint process
Please visit: http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/documents/as/LGS1402.pdf to obtain the Assessment Board Complaint Form.
While all Beaumont ratepayers receive an annual Assessment and Property Tax Notice in May of each year, Beaumont approves a Supplementary Assessment Bylaw that provides for a second assessment on properties where improvements have received a final occupancy inspection report in the current year. The Supplementary Assessment & Tax Notice will be prorated to reflect only the number of days from which the final occupancy inspection report is issued.
Supplementary Assessment Notices will be issued in October, with payment due 30 days from mailing.
The Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre (Aqua-Fit Phase 2) project is an expansion and modernization of the existing Aqua-Fit Centre to include a National Hockey League-sized ice surface, an indoor Fieldhouse (multi-sport amenity), a high school gymnasium, a climbing wall and a suspended running track. Other updates will include the integration of mechanical and HVAC systems.
Yes! The Aqua-Fit Centre is now called the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre/ centre sportif et de loisirs Beaumont.
Construction will begin October 2018 with the following phases:
* We are working towards improvements and the above schedule may be subject to change.
Construction is scheduled to take 20 months. Construction completion is scheduled for July 2020.
Cost estimates for the projects are $29.5 million. This results in an average yearly increase of approximately $72 (2018 dollars) for the residential homeowner in Beaumont.
Information about memberships and program impacts will be available September 20.
An accessibility plan is being developed to ensure that the public can access the building while construction is happening. Additional temporary parking is being reviewed in order to provide accessible parking close to the building. Staff will continue to work on this plan and communicate accessibility improvements to the public.
The temporary dog park will partially close as of October 1, 2018. The south west portion of the dog park will remain open until December 1, 2018.
New temporary locations are being reviewed and will be shared once a decision has been made. Options and updates will be announced soon, please check back regularly for updates.
1. Keep your current membership or punch pass and continue to utilize the services at the Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre this will include the pool during the fitness centre closure. *members will not have access to the LRC or other facilities with their membership card.
2. Have your membership put “on hold” during construction and have your membership resume in 2020 once the centre reopens. *members will not have access to the BSR, LRC or other facilities with their membership card with this option.
3. Request a refund for the remainder of your membership or punch pass. *members will not have access to the BSR, LRC or other facilities with their membership card with this option.
4. Use your current membership or punch pass at the Leduc Recreation centre for up to a 4 month period. Any additional time remaining on your membership will be refunded. *members will not have access to the BSR with their membership card with this option.
For people who have their membership expiring after September 20, 2018, or who request a refund we encourage you to take a look at the other facilities and incentives when making a decision to purchase a membership. Please ask about our partner facilities offering incentives starting immediately.
If you choose to put your membership “on hold” you must visit Guest Services and complete the action form before December 1, 2018.
By placing your membership “on hold” you agree to forego member access to the facility during the closure period. In exchange you will get that time back to your membership after the closure.
If you choose to request a refund you must visit Guest Services and complete the action form before December 1, 2018. Your membership will be refunded on a prorated basis. This is determined by the amount of time you have left on your membership.
Example: If you purchased an annual membership on March 15, 2018 and would like a refund starting November 15, 2018. You would be refunded based on the days that will not be used (November 16, 2018 – March 14, 2019).
By requesting and receiving your refund you agree to forego member access to the facility during the closure period. You will not have access to the BSR (Formally the Aqua-Fit Centre), the LRC (Leduc Recreation Centre). We encourage you to use your refund towards another fitness facility of your choice and have provided information of some options and incentives. Please see attachment of fitness facility options and incentives.
Yes, if you request to use your membership at the LRC you must visit Guest Services at the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre and complete the action form before December 1, 2018. You may use your membership until March 31, 2019 at the LRC if your membership is valid between December 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019. If you still have time remaining on your membership after March 31, 2019 you will be given a prorated refund. When you request to use your membership at the LRC you agree to forego member access to our facility.
Unfortunately no, you are required to choose either the BSR or the LRC. If you choose to use your membership pass or punch pass at the LRC you will need to complete the action form at Guest Services (Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre) prior to visiting the LRC. A completed action form is required for us to give to the LRC to allow you access to their facility. You are required to choose only one option for your membership. This is because the City of Leduc only provides pass coverage when the Beaumont membership is not active.
Yes, we will be issuing prorated refunds for playtime starting September 21, 2018. If you feel that you are not able to use your facility membership due to playtime closing October 1, 2018 you may request a refund for both your membership and playtime pass. If you choose to request a refund you must visit Guest Services and complete the action form before December 1, 2018.
Yes, we have some membership options for purchase for people who would like to continue using the facility.
Options are listed below:
No, we will not have annual membership for sale or an incentive in October 2018 or 2019. Our annual membership will not be available for purchase at this time.
We will stop taking bookings for this area for December 1, 2018 - July 2020. We expect that construction noise may impact programs in the area.
Yes, we will continue to run the scheduled fall fitness classes until December 22, 2018. If classes are cancelled or affected by the construction we will issue a refund for registered programs.
Winter classes will be advertised in the Winter Activity Guide prior to registration. We are planning to have registered fitness classes as well as options for drop-in programs.
We do not expect there to be an impact to swimming lessons. Fall lessons are running as scheduled and winter programs will be advertised in the Winter Activity Guide.
Project updates and closure information will be made available via Aqua-Fit Facebook page, Twitter, LetsTalkBeamont.ca and Beaumont.ab.ca/Aquafit. Newspaper ads and Recreation Program Guide information will also be provided.
Beaumont’s commuter transit service operates at peak morning and afternoon times from the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre (KNRRC) in Beaumont to Century Park LRT station, and back. The schedule is online at www.beaumont.ab.ca/transit.
Beaumont and ETS use Transit App. For real time updates, schedules, and to plan trips across the region, download Transit App today (available for Apple and Android operating systems).
Depart KNRRC Beaumont
Arrive Century Park LRT
7: 53 AM
Depart Century Park LRT
Arrive KNRRC Beaumont
Tickets are available during the regular business hours at:
Type of Fare
No. For the foreseeable future, tickets are available during regular business hours at the locations listed above. Single fares can be paid in cash on the bus.
You can pay your fare on the bus with cash. You cannot use a debit or credit card on the bus. You can purchase monthly passes and 10-packs at the locations listed above using cash, debit or credit card.
The bus leaves from the KNRRC Park & Ride and travels to Century Park LRT station. See the schedule above or download Transit App. The bus then leaves from Century Park LRT station back to the KNRRC Park & Ride.
Unfortunately, bikes are not permitted on the bus because it travels on a highway.
Yes, strollers are permitted on the bus.
Yes, they are wheelchair accessible.
Yes. Ad space and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce at (780) 986-5454 for more information.
The three New Flyer Excelsior coaches are owned by Beaumont and are branded Beaumont Transit. Two buses will be in operation at any one time, with the third bus as a backup. The buses will be rotated through the schedule so that all there buses are used equally. The buses will be used by Beaumont Transit exclusively.
Beaumont has contracted ETS to provide the drivers, maintenance and storage of the buses. After consulting with other regional transit providers, ETS was deemed to be the best option for providing bus service to Beaumont. There are several reasons:
The buses will operate in the morning and afternoon at peak times. As ridership increases, additional trips per day may be added. Additional bus stops within Beaumont may be added also.
Beaumont is a growing community and having a commuter transit service is the first step in ensuring full mobility for students, workers and residents of all ages. Transit provides a safe and efficient transportation alternative for all resident of Beaumont and for those who commute to Beaumont for work.
Check back to this FAQ. We will update it as new information is available. If you have specific questions, send us an email at BT@beaumont.ab.ca or call (780) 929-4321. We will respond to you and add your questions and the answers to this FAQ.
We must provide two years of ridership data to the Regional U-Pass Committee in order for them to make a decision and they will return a judgement in January of 2020.
The consumption of Cannabis is prohibited in the City of Beaumont with the exception of at your private residence
Yes, people who have a medical card may consume Cannabis in public, however, you must follow the rules of our smoking bylaw.
Yes, every adult in Canada (18 in Alberta) can carry up to 30grams on them at any time.
The Alberta government has set the minimum age for purchase and consumption of cannabis at 18. You must be 18 years old or older to enter a cannabis store.
At this time, the federal government is only allowing the sale of prepackaged dried cannabis and cannabis oil products.
Adults will be permitted to grow a maximum of four plants per household.
The new carts are owned by Beaumont. Previously, we rented the carts. Now, we have purchased the carts and we want to give you two clean new carts.
The cart manufacturer failed to meet the original delivery date; however, we are back on track. The carts will be replaced over a two week period starting Tuesday, September 12. Simply continue to follow your regular collection schedule and your carts will be replaced.
No. Waste collection services to residents will continue uninterrupted. Please continue to follow your current collection schedule.
The carts will be replaced over a two week period starting Tuesday, September 12. Simply continue to follow your regular collection schedule and your carts will be replaced.
The contract with the previous firm expired and through a competitive process, we negotiated a good deal with Can Pak Environmental. One of the cost saving measures is to purchase our own carts. In the long run, this will be cost-effective.
Yes. The app is the best way to keep up to date as we plan to push notifications to each collection zone. There is also an online tool on the website at www.beaumont.ab.ca/cartswap and on our Facebook page. Simply enter your address and the information for your home will appear.
To find out details for your neighbourhood, download Beaumont’s waste app called Keep it Green Beaumont. It’s available on the Apple store and Google Play. Enter your address and the cart swap information for your residence will be displayed.
Yes, the carts are 240 litres in volume.
There are a few options:
Unfortunately, no. Currently, your second waste cart is provided by the waste collection company. After we have distributed new carts to all homes we will begin providing second carts. Contact us and we will arrange to drop off an extra cart. The cost to buy a second cart is $60 plus monthly collection fees, which will be added to your utility bill. Homeowners who choose to have a second waste cart will now have to pay the collection fees (fees to be determined).
2017 cart replacement program only includes replacement of Green Organic and Grey Carts. If you have received mini organic compost that was sent originally in 2009-10 by previous company Evergreen, you may keep it.
The cart replacement costs will be offset by lower operating costs. Your utility bill will not increase as a result of this initiative (unless you have a second waste cart). Beaumont will now own an important component of our waste collection service – the carts themselves. Previously, we rented the carts.
Audits of Beaumont’s garbage shows that a great deal of our garbage is actually organic or recyclable. Tipping fees at the regional landfill increase substantially every year, so there is a large financial incentive for all communities to sort waste into recyclable, organics and garbage.
As good global citizens, it is up to each of us to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible. For sorting information that can help you lower your waste output, check out the Keep it Green Beaumont waste app.
Beaumont has been offering child care and early learning for 38 years. The program was established in 1980, with a desire to provide child care in a community that values the support of families, and in response to the lack of meaningful alternatives for parents.
Beaumont currently provides a 20% subsidy of the gross costs, with the remaining 80% funded through fees and grants.
Beaumont’s child care model consists of two programs: The Early Learning Child Care Center (ELCC) and the After-School care program (SAS), which have separate budgets. Together, the programs have room for 138 children (approx. 70 families), and any citizen of Beaumont can sign up, but capacity constraints limit entrants each year.
The program has access to indoor and outdoor facilities, including 3 parks, which are run by Beaumont. Program fees increase in the summer months as children take part in more extra-curricular activities, such as field trips outside of Beaumont.
The staff hired by Beaumont’s child care program are highly trained and committed professionals. Beaumont requires that the employees working directly with children have a Level III certification (most daycare centers only require Level I).
Beaumont is reviewing its Child Care Services delivery model for a number of reasons.
Beaumont is seeking to answer questions about financial sustainability; options for expansion; and options for partnership in the delivery of child care services in Beaumont. It is also seeking an answer to the question:
“What is the level of support from the citizens of Beaumont for a program which the majority of citizens subsidize through their taxes but from which only a minority can benefit?”
To answer this question, Beaumont is examining all meaningful options including delivering the program in partnership with other providers, expanding the program through partnership(s), options for cost recovery, and for transitioning to other providers entirely.
The primary driver of the program review is to provide certainty to the families and staff of Beaumont in the delivery of child care services.
Beaumont has commissioned Grant Thornton LLP to provide an independent review the Child Care Services (CCS) currently delivered by the municipality. The purpose of Phase One of the review was to illuminate the context and possible next steps for Council in creating certainty for parents and employees of the program. The second phase of the engagement will be for Grant Thornton to assess the possible alternatives to the current model, providing Beaumont Council with a framework detailing the potential options, the costs and benefits, and feasibility of each option for the future.
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading independent consulting and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton has a long, distinguished history of providing advisory services to municipal clients in Alberta, and around the world. For more information on the Grant Thornton and their advisory practice, please visit www.grantthornton.ca
In addition to their credentials and experience, Grant Thornton has a strong understanding of the unique challenges facing Beaumont at this juncture, including the need to satisfy the concerns of residents and employees in a moment of significant change, with the associated social, economic and political ramifications.
In a first phase, Grant Thornton performed an independent review of both CCS programs to provide Council with information to enable further decision-making. The findings were presented to Council in October 2018 (click here to review report). Phase Two will commence in December of 2018 with the objective of providing Beaumont’s Council with alternatives to move forward. Each alternative will take into consideration the impact on the community and stakeholders, the costs and benefits, and the subsequent implications for families and staff.
Grant Thornton conducted an independent review of the current program through a structured analysis consisting of:
Grant Thornton will be utilizing a similar structured approach for the second phase of the review. They will be conducting Round Tables, focus groups, surveys, individual interviews, and having conversations with other current and possible future providers of child care services in the Beaumont area.
Based on the Phase One report (click here to review report), Beaumont requested a deeper review of four options on how to move forward, including:
No. The relationship between quality child care services and the economic health of a community is well-documented. Beaumont has committed to arriving at a way forward that most effectively balances the experience and well-being of our families, the resources of Beaumont, and the values of the greater community. Further, as a professional services organization under contract to Beaumont, Grant Thornton LLP has a fiduciary duty to deliver a report that is unbiased, independent, and comprehensive, within the scope of their engagement.
No decision will be made until all planned input has been collected, and the final report has been considered by Council.
Grant Thornton is expected to provide Beaumont Council with a comprehensive final report by the Summer of 2019.
Information will continue to be updated on this website as it becomes available to Beaumont. Grant Thornton will facilitate a series of events engaging stakeholders in the information-gathering phase. Also, updates can be requested by contacting Grant Thornton LLP through email@example.com.
The main consideration in any future direction will be the impact on current stakeholders; primarily families and employees. Any recommendation provided by Grant Thornton will include further recommendations to provide the highest feasible level of transparency, stability, and confidence, for the community.
On behalf of Beaumont, Grant Thornton will be sending out surveys, conducting roundtables, and focus groups to ensure the perspectives of all Beaumont residents are considered. Also, updates can be requested by contacting Grant Thornton LLP through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaumont strives to place siblings together in the same program to support family needs. The intake process can be very complex and multiple spaces may not become available at the same time. The Early Learning Child Care and School Age Site Supervisors may offer you a single space based on availability unless you indicated otherwise on the waitlist form.
Beaumont brought forward to the Capital Region Board a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP), which lays out the general direction that Beaumont will follow for development for the next 25+ years. Edmonton and five other communities blocked the MDP on the grounds that Edmonton can better service the nine-quarter sections from TWP510 north to Beaumont’s northern corporate limit.
The Capital Region Board has made a decision and we respect the outcome. Naturally, we are disappointed. We believe our new Municipal Development Plan was an excellent plan that exceeded the requirements of the Capital Region Growth plan and the new Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan.
The land in question is part of the 21 quarter sections that Beaumont successfully annexed from Leduc County, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
The majority of communities in the region (18 of 24) supported Beaumont’s new MDP. While we had the majority of votes, we did not have the majority of the population. Edmonton’s population gives them the ability to veto CRB decisions.
While 18 municipalities voted to support Beaumont’s MDP, six communities, including Edmonton, did not. Although we had support from a majority of communities in the region, we did not have the population numbers. (A successful vote at the CRB requires approval of 2/3 of the communities and 2/3 of the population, so Edmonton always holds the power of veto.)
The new MDP took over two years to develop and represents hundreds of hours of residents’ and staff time spent preparing the document
We are moving ahead with an interim solution that will provide certainty for developers, builders and landowners. Going forward, we will revisit our options and work together with our regional partners to create a plan that meets the needs of Beaumont and that supports further regional cooperation.
Our goal is to continue working with the CRB member communities to build a strong and resilient region. Together, we can achieve seamless municipal boundaries through shared services, efficient infrastructure, and cooperative planning.
Further work on issue will be in the hands of the new mayor and council after the October 16 municipal election.
Edmonton blocked the MDP because it wants to annex Beaumont’s northern lands. Their intention is to force Beaumont into an agreement to allow Edmonton to formally annex the land from Beaumont.
Edmonton wants to create a “special study area” consisting of the nine quarter sections north of TWP510, to resolve the future servicing of the area.
No. The report was inaccurate. Edmonton blocked our Municipal Development Plan. That is all. They did not gain any land or additional jurisdiction.
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The most common reason for carts not being emptied was they were not at the curb by 7 a.m. Other common reasons include that carts were left in the wrong place for pickup, waste was put in the organics (green) cart, cart lids were not fully closed or a vehicle was parked too close to the cart. The trucks require 1 m around your cart to be free from bags, parked cars, etc.
If you believe you followed correct procedures, call the City of Beaumont at 780-929-4306 within two business days of the missed collection to inquire.
You must register for utilities with the City either in person at Beaumont's Administration Office (5600 49 Street) or online https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/214/Utility-Service-Setup
Once you sign up, our Utility Billing Division will advise us and we will have the carts delivered to your home.
From May to November green carts (organics) are emptied bi-weekly, from November to April they are collected weekly.
You can divert more waste from your waste cart by increasing composting and recycling. Make the diapers as small as possible when disposing. There are products on the market, such as a diaper bin, that compress diapers.
Real trees can be dropped off from January 7th-18thMonday to Friday from 8:30 am-4:00 pm and Saturday January 12th from10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Beaumont Operations Facilities, 24130 Township Road510.
Please ensure there are no bags or decorations on the trees;they will be chipped and used in park spaces.
Yes, we have them for sale for $10 at the Operations building (24130 Township Road 510) Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Cash and cheque only.
*Proceeds from sales will go towards community sustainability education programs.
The DUDCP will stimulate redevelopment of the Centre-Ville neighbourhood to create an attractive, mixed-use destination with a variety of social, cultural, commercial and retail opportunities. The DUDCP will encourage collaboration among landowners, developers and Beaumont in order to create a diverse core that encourages pedestrians and creates a central gathering place for residents. It will support our French-theme design guidelines. As Beaumont grows, it is important to create a downtown area that our children and grandchildren can enjoy and be proud of. We need to have design guidelines in place so that the residents of Beaumont determine the future look of downtown. The DUDCP project boundaries are 52 Avenue to the north, 50 Street to the east, 50 Avenue to the south and 55 Street to the west. The DUDCP was approved at the July 14, 2015 Council meeting.
No. Landowners and businesses can choose to remain in their current form for as long as they like. No one in the plan area will be forced to move. However, if a land owner or business initiates redevelopment they will then be required to adhere to ’s bylaws, plans and policies.
Beaumont is growing and the trend is likely to continue. We’ve more than doubled in size in 10 years, and we have to prepare for the future by having design guidelines in place. Like most towns and cities, residents have indicated they want a downtown neighbourhood that is an attractive, pedestrian friendly, mixed-use destination with a variety of social, cultural, commercial and retail opportunities.
Beaumont allows drive-thrus in all areas of the community except Centre-Ville (downtown) within the City Centre Mixed-Use District (CCMU).
The Centre-Ville District is the historic and cultural heart of Beaumont and the urban centre of the community. Centre-Ville continues to be developed and revived with the goal of making it a major business, social, cultural and entertainment focus of the community with a distinct look and flair that reflects Beaumont’s early French roots.
Development in Beaumont’s downtown is guided by the Central Area Redevelopment Plan (CARP). The CARP has been in place since 1986 and it provides a framework for encouraging and guiding development and redevelopment in the central area of Beaumont. In 2009, the CARP was updated and just this past year, further community engagement has been taking place to update and ensure there is a shared vision for the Centre-Ville District.Our residents see the Centre-Ville District as a place where people want to gather, live, work and enjoy. As a result of the 2009 update, the CCMU was created, which explicitly discourages auto-oriented uses like drive-thrus, gas stations, car repair shops, and large surface parking lots.
Throughout the rest of the community, Beaumont does allow for drive-thru businesses in its commercially zoned areas.
Recent examples of such new developments include the new banks and restaurants located in the Gallerie and Montalet commercial developments along 50th Street heading north through Beaumont.
In the Land-Use Bylaw, it stipulates that a drive-in business and a drive-in food service may have outdoor speakers provided they do not create a nuisance and are not located within 20.0m of a lot line of any parcel designated as a Residential District, or are separated from a Residential District by a building.
This specific guideline ensures that such a business does not adversely or negatively impact residents living near such businesses.
Beaumont prides itself on the quality of life we provide for residents and such a clause highlights the importance of this to our residents and businesses.
No, there are no plans to make any specific amendments around drive-thrus in the Centre-Ville District within the updated Land Use Bylaw. Beaumont continues to work towards building a complete community and implementing the “people-first” principles that are established in our new Municipal Development Plan.The updated Land Use Bylaw is anticipated to be brought to Council for review and first reading later this year.
The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is the implementation tool used to regulate and control the use and development of land and buildings within a municipality. For example, the Beaumont LUB divides the community into districts and prescribes and regulates which land and buildings may be used in each district.
A Municipal Development Plan is a statutory planning document that sets out a clear vision for our community’s future and serves as an important decision-making tool for Council, Administration and all stakeholders. It’s the primary document that guides the future development and growth for the entire community.
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The Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre (Aqua-Fit Phase 2) project is an expansion and modernization of the existing Aqua-Fit Centre to include a National Hockey League sized ice surface, an indoor Fieldhouse (multi-sport amenity), a high school gymnasium, a climbing wall and a suspended running track. Other updates will include the integration of mechanical and HVAC systems.
The fitness centre including the fitness studio will be closing on December 31, 2018. There is a lot of construction being done to expand the fitness area and required the fitness area to be closed.
Yes, we will continue to run the scheduled fall fitness classes until December 22, 2018. If classes are cancelled or effected by the construction we will issue a refund for registered programs.
Winter classes will be advertised in the Winter Activity Guide prior to registration. We are planning to have registered fitness classes as well as options for drop in programs.
Fitness classes will be relocated to the Beaumont Community Centre for the duration of the closure (January 1, 2019- July 2020).
January 7, 2019
We will have various classes offered, a full list of classes with descriptions and schedule of classes will be available at https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/281/Fitness-Centre-Programs
No, you can purchase a membership, a punch pass or you can pay a daily admission rate to attend a class.
Regular drop-in rate is currently $9.50, admissions are subject to change.
We accept cash, debit, credit cards and cheques.
To get a membership please visit the Guest Services at the Beaumont Sports and Recreation Centre to purchase a monthly membership until January 6, 2019. Starting January 7, 2019, you will be able to purchase a membership at the Beaumont Community Centre and at the Beaumont Sports and Recreation Centre.
Yes, your membership will give you access to the fitness classes at the Beaumont Community Centre as well as the pool fitness classes and public swim.
Yes, registered fitness classes have been programmed, you can find program information in the activity guide and online at https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/281/Fitness-Centre-Programs
Yes, Members may reserve their spot in a class 48 hours before the start time up until 2 hours before the start time. For non-members, the remaining drop-in fitness class spots can be booked on arrival within 2 hours of the start time of the class.
No, we do not have equipment set up for general use, small equipment will be available for fitness classes. We have a spin cycle room that will have some spin bikes, they will be used for spin cycle classes only. At this time we do not have a process or infrastructure to monitor the bikes for general use.
No, we do not have change rooms at the Beaumont Community Centre, you can enter the building and check in or pay admission at guest services desk and continue to your class. Outdoor shoes can be placed on the bookracks. If you have a gym bag, jacket or other items you can bring your personal items into the fitness room and place items along the side or back wall as requested by your instructor.
We understand many users and members will be impacted during construction in various ways. We have created a few options for our members that allows fitness users options/refunds to use a facility elsewhere and aquatic users to continue using their membership at the pool if they choose. Please visit guest services desk at the Beaumont Sports and Recreation Centre for more information or view options at www.letstalkbeaumont.ca
Currently, certain green spaces in Beaumont suffer from very high concentrations of broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions. Also, we spray the spruce trees to control the spread and destruction caused by the yellow-headed spruce sawfly.
Spraying will be done on an “as needed” basis in the following areas during the 2017 growing season:•All infested shrub beds•All areas with large populations of noxious and prohibited weeds where it is not practical to hand-pick;•Sports fields and green spaces throughout Beaumont;•Green spaces with very high concentrations of broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions;•Spruce trees infected with the Yellow-Headed Spruce Sawfly;•Trees infected with scale insect larvae.Spraying will not take place in the following areas:•Within 30 m of a playground or daycare;•In the flood zone surrounding any water body or waterway, including Storm Water Management Facilities.
• Aqua-Fit Site• Operations Facility site• Maina’s Centre-ville site• Temporary Park site (Old Shell station) • Dansereau / St. André / FCSS school site
Owning land in our community gives us options and flexibility for the future.
FortisAlberta owns and operates more than 100,000 streetlights in Alberta.
The streetlight industry has developed LED technology to support dark sky and energy efficiency goals. FortisAlberta strives to meet the needs of its customers and in response to customer requests, the conversion option was introduced. The company is committed to improving the energy efficiency of its infrastructure, while controlling costs for our customers.
In response to customer requests and to improve the energy efficiency of our infrastructure, effective Jan. 1, 2016, FortisAlberta changed its standard for streetlights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology for all new construction and developed a conversion option for customers who wish to convert their existing streetlights from HPS (High Pressure Sodium) to LED fixtures.
Effective March 1, 2017, any new requests for HPS lighting will only be available under a non-standard lighting agreement. Municipalities accepting new installations of non-standard lamps, luminaries, and/or poles will be responsible for the purchase and stocking of replacement materials for non-standard lamps, luminaries and/or poles.
LED technology provides:
• more even and efficient distribution of light which is controlled and focused downward reducing light trespass and sky glow
• reduced energy consumption resulting in energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and
• reduced outages and longer light life spans resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
More than 90 percent of Municipalities within FortisAlberta’s service territory have signed up for the LED Streetlight Conversion Option. In total, approximately 80,000 fixtures will be converted to LED technology under this Option. The LED Streetlight Conversion Option covers all Rate 31 cobra head style fixtures. Non-cobra head style fixtures or decorative fixtures and yard lights will not be converted at this time.
Municipalities around the world are switching to LED lights to save both money and energy. LED lights have approximately 50 per cent lower energy consumption compared to their HPS luminaire predecessors. HPS lights, most installed in the mid-1980s, are at the end of their useful lives and need replacement. LEDs will provide better service reliability and lower maintenance costs. The new LEDs have a longer lifespan - about four times that of the bulbs we currently use. This translates into ongoing savings in maintenance costs as result of the extended maintenance cycle for bulb replacement. Less maintenance also means fewer service vehicle trips for repairs and as a result, reduced carbon emissions.
LED street lighting is visually different than lighting from conventional fixtures. HPS streetlights produce a light color that is yellowish or orange hue. LED streetlights are more focused than HPS streetlights to ensure that more of the fixture’s light shines onto the street and sidewalks and less light spills into adjacent areas. LED streetlights and comparable HPS streetlights produce the same intensity of light; however, some people may perceive that the LED streetlights that FortisAlberta is installing are brighter because they are whiter than conventional HPS streetlights.
LED fixtures generally produce less light pollution than other lights because their light is more directional and focused; LED lighting also increases contrast and improves color rendition and depth perception. FortisAlberta uses cobra-head LED fixtures that comply with International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) standards for shielding, which minimizes glare and light spillage.
Two factors have an impact to sky glow or light pollution, which are up-light and the lumen output (light level) of the fixture.
To address the up light, the majority of the new LEDs are “cobra-head” fixtures and they have received the best ranking – a “zero” – when it comes to the amount of up-light they produce. FortisAlberta’s fixtures are “Dark Sky” friendly with zero up-light, which means less light pollution and/or sky glow as the light is directed downward.
To address the lumen output, LEDs typically require approximately 47-58 per cent of the lumen output of the HPS light to achieve the same light levels on the pavement. This is due to the efficiency of the light source being able to direct the light where it needs to be versus the HPS light having a lot of wasted light and lack of control.
By eliminating the up light and reducing the lumen output of the light source, the LED significantly reduces light pollution.
In its simplest terms, a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is an electronic component that emits light when an electric current is passed through it. The colour of the LED is obtained by adding a phosphorous material over the LED chip. LED streetlights are extremely energy efficient, do not produce any UV rays or infrared radiation, can be easily controlled, and have long life spans of more than 20 years. LED lighting provides an exceptional colour rendering index (CRI) of 70 or better.
HPS (High Pressure Sodium) is a high intensity discharge lamp with an arc tube containing Sodium and Mercury, which when vaporized produces light. The Sodium radiation dominates the colour appearance of the light, which is characteristically a golden or yellow colour temperature of 2,100K. HPS streetlights have a poor colour rendering index between 20-21 when compared to LED and other types of lighting.
Color Rendering Index (CRI), is a scale from 0 to 100 per cent indicating how accurate a given light source is able to reveal colours when compared to a reference or natural light sources. Generally speaking, the higher the numeric value or CRI is, the better the light source is at accurately rendering or displaying the color of an object.
The term BUG relates to the following: Backlight, Uplight, and Glare ratings, which are used to evaluate the luminaires optical performance related to light trespass, sky glow, and high angle brightness control.
The rating for the zone is assigned a numeric value between zero and five. The lower the number, for example U0, the better the luminaire performs in these criteria. In this example, a value of zero for uplight means that zero light is emitted into the atmosphere.
In Dec. 2016, new LED colour temperature products were made available by the approved streetlight manufactures and FortisAlberta’s assessment of the new products determined that the efficacy, environmental efficiency and price were comparable to the existing 4,000K standard. As a result, FortisAlberta has updated its standard from 4,000K to 3,000K. FortisAlberta is acting prudently to ensure it stays in-line with industry trends and consumer preferences while operating in the best interests of its customers.
No they will not. A colour temperature of 3,000K is slightly whiter than a typical incandescent bulb used in your home. The 3,000K LED lights also have much higher colour rendering (70) than HPS lights (20-21).
Colour temperature or Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT), expressed in degrees of Kelvin, is commonly used as a measure of lighted appearance. The higher the colour temperature, for example 5,000K, the whiter to whitish blue the light appears. The lower the colour temperature, such as 2,100K, the warmer or yellower the light appears. While the light output can be the same, the higher the colour temperature, the brighter the light appears, while warmer colour temperatures seem less bright.
Yes, the potential impacts were evaluated. The LED technology FortisAlberta is installing will use a warmer light, which means that exposure to blue light will be minimal. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Energy released a publication in 2013 and concluded that LED products are no more hazardous than other lighting technologies.
There is no evidence that LED streetlights impact human sleep cycles any differently than HPS streetlights that have been used for the past 30 years. When considering the effects of light at night, indoor lighting is more of a concern. The quantity of light emitted by streetlights is many times lower than that emitted by typical indoor lighting, TVs, tablets or PC screens. The U.S. Department of Energy has published a number of documents to address the statements made by the American Medical Association (AMA) with regards to the stated health issues.
By establishing complete and accurate population data, the Council can make informed decisions about delivery of services, such as recreational facilities and emergency response needs. Additionally, school boards and businesses use the information as a valuable tool for planning purposes. Many federal and provincial grants are awarded on a per-capita basis, and having an up-to-date population figure maximizes our grant funding.
Beaumont conducts a municipal census annually. Enumeration commences on May 1 of this year.
All responses are strictly confidential, and names are not connected to the information provided. Each census enumerator hired by Beaumont undergoes training and signs an oath of confidentiality before participating in the enumeration.
Copies of the most recent Census Highlights are available at Beaumont's Administration Office. For current and historical census results, please visit the Census Profile page.
Beaumont begins the enumerator hiring process in March of each year, and the enumerator training session takes place in early April. When hiring is underway, advertisements are placed in the local newspaper.
As Beaumont grows it is important to have a document that will guide the development of parks and trails.
Drawing on previous work, including the Open Space and Trails Framework, through interviews with community groups and using surveys conducted in 2013, 2014 and 2015, City staff and consultants have drawn all the work together into this final document. We feel it is an accurate reflection of the wants and desires of Beaumont’s residents regarding parks and trails.
View the Open Space and Trails Framework Document (PDF).
In 2016, there were 295 false alarms in Beaumont. All alarms received by Beaumont RCMP Detachment require an officer to respond. Even in cases where police might be called and soon after canceled by the property representative, valuable police resources are diverted to take the initial complaint, initiate a police response, and complete the required documentation to conclude the file. False alarms divert valuable policing resources that can otherwise remain available for valid calls for police help.
Beaumont has passed the Police False Alarm Bylaw with the goal of reducing false alarms.
Beaumont has set service levels for Roadway Snow Plowing and Roadway Snow Removal. These service levels reflect the priority of each road in Beaumont. Priority roads are arterial roads and collector roads that have the highest volumes of traffic per day, like 50 Street and 50 Avenue.
Cul-de-sacs are not part of the 2-way traffic routes in Beaumont, and therefore are a lower priority for clearing than arterial and collector routes.
Residents have access online 24/7 to our Public Works Form located on Beaumont's Service Request Tracker to submit their concern or question.
Alternately, you may contact 780-929-4300 during business hours. Hours as posted on the Public Works Webpage.
Snow being dumped onto your private property is a matter between you and your neighbor and the City does not typically get involved. If you have tried to discuss the problem with your neighbor and have been unable to resolve the issue, you can contact Beaumont's Municipal Enforcement at 780-929-7435. Please be prepared to provide any of the following information:
If you have tried to discuss the problem with your neighbor and have been unable to resolve the issue, you can contact Beaumont's Municipal Enforcement at 780-929-7435.
Please be prepared to provide any of the following information:
Snow and Ice Control on the roads in Beaumont begins on is governed by Roadway Snow Plowing and Roadway Snow Removal service levels.
Within a service level, schedules are set based on the following factors:
Additional snow or windy condition may result in high priority roads being plowed more than once before lower priority roads are plowed for the first time.
Residents are responsible for removal of windrows left behind by graders which are 30 cm (12 inches) in height.
Windrows of plowed snow in excess of 30 cm (12 inches) high shall normally be removed from all front street driveway approaches as part of the City's grader snow clearing operation. (NOTE: When truck plows are dispatched to clear snow, they normally do not leave windrows greater than 30 cm high.)
Refer to the below definition for windrow for more information.
Snow removed by Beaumont is brought to our Snow Storage Facility, located at the Operations Facility.
Beaumont uses graders, plow/sanding trucks, and front-end loaders for Snow and Ice Control on the roads.
Refer to Snow and Ice Control main page for updates.
In the event of an emergency, 911 dispatchers will be in touch with municipal snow-clearing crews to ensure emergency vehicles have an efficient and accessible route.
Maintenance of private hydrants, including snow removal, remains the responsibility of the hydrant owner. Public Works Utility Operators are responsible for clearing snow away from fire hydrants, within its service area.
If a resident wishes to maintain a pathway on the boulevard to the street, it is their responsibility to do so.
Residents are not allowed to dump or take snow from one location and dump it onto another property.
Area between a roadway curb and sidewalk.
Ice Control is the application of aggregate abrasives and/or chemicals to a driving or walking surface to improve traction.
The application of a combination of sand, salt, and calcium chloride to a roadway surface to improve traction.
Depositing of windblown snow on roadways or lanes which makes the passage of vehicles difficult or impossible.
The grading of accumulated snow from roadway surfaces to sides of a roadway or lane which creates a windrow.
The loading and truck hauling of snow from roadway surfaces to a designated snow disposal site(s).
The formation of troughs and ridges in excess of10cm depth in compacted snow or ice.
A windrow is a ridge or pile of snow that is left behind after a snow plow or grader plows.
A special permission is a one-time exemption for a set period of time allowing for the temporary waiver or relaxation of a specific bylaw. This permission is granted by the General Manager, Community & Protective Services.
Several situations require Special Permission including:
A Special Permission allows you to temporarily be exempted from specific aspects of specific bylaws which include but are not limited to:
Open communication with City resources is crucial while planning your event or in regards to using a public roadway. It ensures that all residents of the City are kept safe and that you have assistance from the City of Beaumont as it relates to keeping your participants safe. For example, parades often require road closures as well as a police or fire escort, it is important for the Fire Department, RCMP, and Municipal Enforcement to have prior knowledge of the event to ensure adequate staffing levels and to prepare alternate routes in case of an emergency situation.
The RCMP; Fire Department; Municipal Enforcement; Public Works; (if necessary) Manager, Parks & Facilities; and Manager, Recreation & Culture are consulted when consideration is being given to grant a Special Permission. The General Manager, Community & Protective Services ultimately decide whether permission is granted after consulting the necessary parties. This ensures that all affected City resources are aware of the event/request so that they can plan accordingly, notify their staff, and ensure all necessary considerations are included in the Special Permission letter.
The form to apply for a Special Permission is available on the City of Beaumont website under the _____________ page. You can submit the form either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, in person or by mail to the City Office: 5600 49 ST, Beaumont, AB, T4X 1A1. Please send it attention to Community Events. Please ensure all details are included in the form and legibly printed. Please include additional documentation such as maps, insurance documents (for bouncy houses) etc. for your event to prevent any delays.
Please note: Additional permitting may be required in certain circumstances, for example, if you will be serving food at your event, you MAY need a health permit for food handling. The City of Beaumont is not involved in this process but will provide the contact information required.
We will acknowledge receipt of your request within 2 business days. We strive to have requests completed as quickly as possible, however, some requests may be more time intensive. Our timeline is approximately 10 business days, however, we suggest that for larger or more complex requests, notice is given as far in advance as possible, as several areas of the City administration must be notified prior to the date. For simple requests such as bins, PODS, or landscaping materials, we are usually able to process in 5 business days or less.
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No. The account has to remain under the homeowner’s name, as stated in the Utility Bylaw 689-08. The homeowner has the option of having 2 copies of the utility bill mailed, 1 to themselves and 1 to the tenant. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to contact Beaumont's Administration Office to set up the utility bill to go to both the homeowner and tenant.
You can also call the Utility Department for more details 780-929-1351 or print the Water and Sewer Application (PDF).
You can make your payment:
- At most financial Institutions
- Online or telephone banking
- Utility pre-authorized payment plan
- In person at the Beaumont's Administration Office or drop box
- Mail to:
City of Beaumont
Beaumont AB T4X 1A1
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Unfortunately no. However, there are a few recommendations you can do:
- You can turn your water off inside your home at the main valve. There is no cost to you to do that. You will still receive a bill with the flat rates but no water will be flowing through your meter.
- You can request in writing to have your water turned off at the curb. The fee is $50 to disconnect your water. However, when you return and you want your water turned back on, someone has to be at the home to meet the City employee and it will cost $50 to reconnect. While you are away you are still being billed the flat rates.
Our water is supplied by the Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission (CRSWSC) - http://crswsc.ca/ . The CRSWSC transmission main flows from the CRSWSC Boundary Station on the west side of the QEII Highway east into Beaumont’s Main Reservoir on the southeast corner of 50 Avenue and 57 Street. The Commission purchases its water directly from EPCOR Water Services in coordination with the Regional Water Customers Group (RWCG). EPCOR supplies the CRSWSC from two major water treatment plants, E.L. Smith and Rossdale, both located in the City of Edmonton and sourcing water from the North Saskatchewan River. The CRSWSC is one of nine members that form the RWCG. All nine members work closely together to ensure all communications and transactions with EPCOR Water Services are of a united front. The Commission works closely with the RWCG for long-range planning, rate negotiation and coordination of water supply.
The Commission works diligently to ensure clean, safe drinking water is provided to all customers. It closely monitors and controls flow rates, chlorine residuals, pressures and reservoir levels for each of its customers. The Commission endeavours to comply with all regulations and standards set out by Canadian regulatory agencies. It’s the goal of the CRSWSC to set standards and guidelines for each of its customers to model themselves after.
The flow rate is based on what EPCOR can provide to the CRSWSC system while following the agreement with the RWCG.
The CRSWSC’s one transmission main flows from the Boundary Station on the west side of the QEII Highway east into Beaumont’s Main Reservoir on the southeast corner of 50 Avenue and 57 Street.
We have five reservoir cells. There are three cells at the Main Reservoir (southeast corner of 50 Avenue and 57 Street) and two cells at the St. Vital Reservoir (northeast corner of 50 Avenue and 44 Street). Our total available storage is 17,700 m3 (17,700,000 Litres). The only way to fill the St. Vital Reservoir is to pump water from the Main Reservoir, which is done during non-peak times. Pump upgrades are required at the St. Vital Pumphouse to allow pumping of water through the system during peak periods. As more development occurs we will require additional storage. This information is identified in the Water and Wastewater Systems Report (Reviewed with Committee of the Whole on March 20, 2018): https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/521.
If there is a flow restriction from the CRSWSC based on availability from EPCOR, there is nothing that can be done by Beaumont to avoid a ban. Several factors determine if there will be a water ban including dry-conditions, flow from the CRSWSC and water consumption. The first priority is to ensure there is sufficient water for essential services (fire protection).
Yes, there are plans in place to upgrade the pumping capacity and add reservoirs as Beaumont grows.
Watering bans are put in place to ensure there is sufficient water capacity in Beaumont's reservoir for essential resident use and firefighting.
Your cooperation with helping to preserve this precious resource is greatly appreciated! If a watering ban is implemented, the information will appear on the Water Conservation page.