PROTECTING OUR WATER AT THE SOURCE
Battle River Watershed Alliance, City of Camrose and Camrose County partner to improve water quality
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Beginning in 2015, the City of Camrose, Camrose County and the Battle River Watershed Alliance partnered on a new initiative to protect the Battle River and Driedmeat Lake as a key water source for the City of Camrose, the Village of Bittern Lake and the residents of Ohaton and Braim. The plan looks at all the lands in the Camrose region that regularly contribute rain and snowfall run-off to the Battle River and Driedmeat Lake upstream of the Highway 56 weir.
A healthy environment provides a strong foundation on which to build healthy communities and economies. Protecting water sources increases the recreational value of the area, reduces public health risks associated with poor water quality, enhances natural ecosystems, and minimizes the costs of treating drinking water.
The Camrose Source Water Protection Plan identifies risks to source waters within the planning area and outlines management actions that can be implemented to protect water quality in the Camrose region. Information on the risks and management actions was gathered through technical data and consultation with the people and groups that live and work in the area.
Click here to read the plan and learn about what you can do to help protect Camrose's drinking water at the source!
If you would like more information on the project please contact the Battle River Watershed Alliance at 780-672-0276.