Non-Drinking Water: A common well beside the water treatment plant (behind Lot 24) supplies water to the development. The treatment plant is carefully monitored and maintained. Chlorine is added and water is delivered to the homes by a common distribution system. The greywater from sinks, tubs and showers goes through a filtration process and flows into a dispersal field at the back of the property
Drinking Water: A Reverse Osmosis (RO) System for drinking water is required to reduce the fluoride as per WBE agreement with Alberta Environment. The RO unit will be installed in the composting room so the utility company can maintain and replace the units as needed.
The utilities at Wilson’s Beach Estates cover water and wastewater (black and grey) and the maintenance and eventual replacement of the systems in the future. The cost of utilities will be in line with Lacombe County comparables.
The houses use vacuum flush toilets and composting bins. The black water from toilets goes into the compost bin and leachate tanks. Each leachate tank is emptied approximately once a year, depending on the amount of use and the compost bin gets emptied every 4-5 years, also depending on use. Please see specifics below for maintenance and responsibilities of composting, greywater and toilet systems:
Composting system: the utility company owns this system and is responsible for maintenance, repair and eventual replacement downstream from the vacuum pump.
Greywater system: The utility company owns this system and is responsible for maintenance, repair and eventual replacement of this system downstream from the outside of the house.
Plumbing: Toilets (microflush vacuum model), vacuum pumps, and toilet drain lines to the vacuum pumps are owned by the homeowner who is responsible for their maintenance, repair, and replacement.
Septic system: The maintenance of the system is the responsibility of WBE once it’s completed.