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After a snowfall ends, owners or occupants of other properties(ie:commercial) must remove snow and ice from adjacent sidewalks within 24 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays.
- In person: Electrical inspector is usually in the office at 8:00AM, 1:00PM and between 4:00 and 4:30PM.
- By phone: Call Inspections Office at 780-672-4428. If the inspector is not available, your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Call Engineering at City of Camrose, (780-672-4428) to report a problem. Outside of the FortisAlberta service area, responsibility is determined by who provides delivery charges on your power bill.
Alberta 1 Call will mark all underground utilities on your property free of charge. Alberta One Call
Canadian Electrical Code & Alberta Codes can be purchased online at www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/cp_electrical_codes_&_standards.cfm
- Rough-in inspection before wiring is covered
- Final inspection before building occupancy
If you are doing the work yourself, you may obtain the permit, provided you are the owner and you live or will be living at the premises (some restrictions may apply).
For specific dates, please contact the Engineering Services Department at (780) 672-4428, or watch for announcements in the local newspapers and on the City website.
Annexation, on the other hand, does not involve a change in land ownership; it means a change in municipal boundaries and jurisdiction. The annexed land becomes part of a different municipality.
After annexation, any future changes to land use that are proposed by the City will have to go through a statutory public consultation process.
Land and assessable improvements included in the annexation will continue to be assessed on the same basis as if the annexed land had remained in Camrose County. This means:
These assessment provisions and special taxation formulas will remain in effect for 10 years or until any of the following occurs:
The owner is entitled to a copy of the permit and inspection report(s). A copy of the permit and inspection report may be required if and when you sell your property.
The soil under the surface can change rapidly. A thin soil layer below the bottom of your system can prevent or slow the sewage effluent soaking into the soil, causing the system to fail. Soils saturated with water during parts of the year can also cause a system to fail.
The underlying soils must be analyzed to identify soil layers that affect system performance, and determine if there are saturated soil conditions present that can harm the system.
The recycling service is funded through a monthly surcharge on municipal utility bills, along with revenue collected from the sale of the recycled products. Together these ensure a consistent level of funding for the program.
So take advantage of this service, and recycle.
Contrary to what most people believe, our wastewater does not contain exotic chemicals, metals, or highly toxic substances. Our wastewater is composed primarily of natural organic substances, which are byproducts of human, animal, and plant processes.
The primary elements in our wastewater include nitrogen, phosphorous, ammonia, and carbon. Camrose Creek naturally contains all of these substances. However, the large quantities present in the wastewater could be harmful if they were not removed. The Camrose wastewater treatment facility removes about 90% of these compounds before the water is released to the environment.
Most of the water used in a home ends up in the sanitary sewer system.
Another major source of wastewater comes from the weeping tiles in some homes. Weeping tiles are pipes surrounding the foundation of buildings that absorb any excess moisture near the foundation to protect it from water damage. Weeping tiles in houses built in Camrose between 1970 and 1994 discharge foundation water into the sanitary sewer system.
Unfortunately, improper grading can result in large amounts of surface water entering the sanitary sewer during rainstorms. During major storms, these large flows can overload a sanitary system, causing sewage backup and widespread basement flooding.
To control this flooding and put the responsibility for lot grading back on homeowners, City Council passed a bylaw in 1994 which prohibited the connection of weeping tiles to the sanitary sewer. This change should significantly reduce the amount of water in the sanitary sewer system in new areas, especially during major storms.
In general, anything that could harm the sewer, animals, vegetation or humans is not permitted in the sewer system. These include but are not limited to:
Note: Copies of all bylaws are available at City Hall located at:5204-50 Ave.Camrose, AB T4V 0S8
Some industries have wastewater with high levels of phosphorous, nitrogen, or grease. While not prohibited, these high levels cause increased maintenance and operational costs to treat the sewage. If the strength of the wastewater is above the levels specified in the bylaws, the City can either levy extra charges for the treatment or require the industry to pre-treat its waste.
Removing the nutrients in the wastewater is crucial in limiting environmental damage to Camrose Creek. In addition to removing the organic substances in the water, the process also removes solid debris such as rocks, clay, sticks, cans, and rags.
The City's treatment system does not have a magic process which can remove any and all pollutants. This is why we need the Sewer Bylaw and the cooperation of our citizens and industries. Limited amounts of heavy metals and other chemicals are removed by a settling process and are retained by the sludge which forms at the bottom of the storage lagoon, but the system cannot handle large amounts of these types of substances.
For more information click on the Solid Waste Collection and Diversion Bylaw. Solid Waste Collection and Diversion Bylaw
Please note that animal waste is not considered compostable material and should not be set out as such.
For more information click on the Solid Waste Collection and Diversion Bylaw. Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw