Myrnam water is currently obtained from Government approved wells located approximately 1 kilometer west of the Village. The water travels via underground pipeline to the Water Treatment Plant on 46th street. Water is tested daily by trained personnel and analyzed weekly by Alberta Government laboratories. Of all the services provided by the municipality, safe drinking water for residents is the number one priority for the Village.
Myrnam water and sewer infrastructure was first installed in the mid 1950’s for most residents. Wasterwater is recirculated into the environment via a lagoon system located east of the Village. The lagoons are an intrical part of the infrastructure that returns wastewater into the environment after successfully dealing with impurities. It is imortant for residents to understand the need to not introduce chemicals or other pollutants into the sewer system which are more difficult for nature to properly handle via a lagoon system. The local landfill can handle these properly.
The regional landfill site, operated by the Two Hills Regional Waste Commission, is located about a kilometer north of Myrnam on Highway 881. The site is opened Saturday’s from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to utilize the transfer site for items not normally picked up during Thursday morning garbage pickup. Items brought to the dum p are sorted by type; Wood products, metal and ordinary waste. Computers, electronics, tires and oil based products are handled in specific areas. Residents are asked to respect a three bag limit each week for regular pickup. You can help by ensuring all bags are tied, and not brought to the back alley early, avoiding crows or other animals who tend to pick through garbage. Each spring community members schedule a day to pick up non-traditional items which are brough to the transfer site. By working together we can keep Myrnam clean.