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What Not to FlushIn the Town of Banff, water distribution, sewage collection and storm water systems are operated and maintained by the Utilities Department. To ensure Banff has clean, safe water for generations, the Town maintains a high standard for water in provision of drinking water, water services and wastewater treatment.

  • Banff's drinking water comes from deep underground wells and is rated as "high quality groundwater" by Alberta Environment. Our tap water is clean, healthy and high-quality. Bring an empty water bottle and leave the bottled water at home.
  • The Wastewater Treatment Plant uses state-of-the art Biological Nutrient Removal Technology to clean wastewater using micro-organisms and ultimately, making safe to return to the eco-system.
  • Not everything can be flushed down the toilet. Some things can clog our sewer system and damage infrastructure. Learn What Not to Flush (PDF) and the appropriate place to dispose of unwanted items.

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