The Town is now accepting nominations online for Citizen of the the Year awards.Read More
Contractors are conducting the annual regular flushing of the sewer mains this week and next week. Please read the notice.Read More
Notice is being given of a Public Hearing for a new borrowing bylaw.Read More
2019 Tax Notice InformationRead More
May 19th-25th is Public Works WeekRead More
The town will be hosting a workshop about Leafy Spurge Control on May 30th, 2019, attended by Kelly Cooley from Cool-Pro Solutions, the South Region Weed Coordinator.Read More
Important Information about the used of malathion as insect control in Cardston.Read More
Register online now for weekly grass and compost pickup for the summer of 2018.Read More
Please take the time to complete the Cardston Recreation Community Survey.Read More
Spring cleanup will be the week of May 6th - 10th. You MUST register online if you want any extra garbage or large items picked up during the cleanup.Read More
While burning may be the simplest way to clean up a site, you may be breaking the law.Read More
Competitor Selection begins May 14th. Visit AlbertaCHQ.ca for competition rules and Registration.Read More
Election day is April 16th. Advanced Polling days are April 9th-13th. You may vote by Special ballot up to April 8th.Read More
Call out to all families, groups, and/or companies wanting to hold a special in any category.
Deadline to submit, May 20, 2019Read More
Cardston’s Curtis Kerr has been awarded the 2018 Water Operator of the Year award.Read More
Public Skating has already started, hours are weekdays 6:00 - 7:00PM, and Saturday 12:00-1:00PM.Read More
Update: Running Water advisory lifted
UPDATE April 8th, 2019:
As of today the run-water advisory is being lifted. Residents who have been running water may resume normal water use.
Public Advisory: Potential for Freezing Service Lines.
UPDATE March 19th:
Residents are reminded that despite the warmer temperatures, the frost is still in the ground is still a concern for some waterlines, and will continue to be of concern for some weeks to come. Even though the air temperature outside is warming, the frost in the ground will continue to go deeper and deeper, until the thawing ground eventually catches up. As the frost goes deeper, it will freeze any water it comes in contact with, this includes water service lines.
Residents and businesses are advised to continue running water. Running one tap with a stream of water the width of a pencil is sufficient to produce enough movement in your service line to prevent it from freezing.
Please note that water can optionally be collected and stored for later use. Tubs can be slowly filled with water to be used to bucket-flush toilets, and pitchers or pots can be slowly filled in sinks for drinking or cooking.
At this time the Town does not have the means to determine when the risk of freezing will be over for all residents.
For more information, please contact the Town Office.
ISSUED March 7th, 2019:
The prolonged cold snap has produced conditions that are causing some vulnerable water service lines between the water mains and residences and businesses to freeze. The Town of Cardston is issuing this advisory in order to provide residents and businesses with potential measures to help avoid a frozen water line.
Multiple factors will determine whether your water service is at risk of freezing, these include:
Frequency of water use
location, depth and length of service line
ground cover above service line
If you use your water frequently then you have little cause for concern, as warm water from the main frequently flushing through you pipes is sufficient to keep the pipe and surrounding ground from freezing. If you live in an older home however, or if you live alone and don’t use the water as frequently, then your pipes could be at risk of freezing during times of low usage, particularly at night.
Every residence and business in Town, with few exceptions, has a dedicated service line that connects to the water main deep in the street. These lines as a rule are expected to be buried well below the frost depth for the area in order to prevent freezing. There are however factors that can drive frost deeper than the normal frost depth. The recent late cold snap is one of those factors. Having a driveway above your service line is another factor, as the snow-cleared concrete can act as a conductor for cold and drive the frost deeper. Warming temperatures will also produce a phenomenon that drives frost deeper in the ground. As the surface temperature increases, the warmer temperatures drive the frost deeper as it thaws from top to bottom. Some older homes, homes without basements, and some homes with long service runs may have shallower pipes which are at greater risk of being frozen.
How to prevent frozen water lines:
The simplest solution to prevent frozen water lines is to keep water flowing through them. A slow trickle is all that is needed to prevent Ice from forming. If you suspect your pipes of being at risk, or if you’ve noticed a sudden decrease in pressure after of period of no use, then it may be advisable to let one of your faucets trickle during the night. The low cost of water (about $1.00 per 1,000 litres) will be significantly less than the cost of a plumber to thaw your pipes.
What to do if you suspect your service line is frozen:
If you find yourself without water, then you need to contact a plumber who is equipped to thaw your service line. Methods used to thaw water pipes include sending a hose down the pipe that shoots hot water or steam in order to melt the blockage and allow water to start flowing again.
For more advice on how to prevent or treat frozen water pipes, contact a certified plumber.
The Town of Cardston is now accepting bids for pasture rentals on:
Lot 1 – 71.8 acres South of Hwy 5 and West of 12th St. West
Lot 3 – 3.2 acres 9th Ave. West. – West of Main St.
Lot 4 – 8.0 acres 7th St East – South of Soccer Field
The Council of the Town of Cardston is advertising it’s intension to give further readings to Bylaw #1675 - Offsite Levies Bylaw.Read More
The Town of Cardston and Cardston County have begun meeting to work on a framework for the provision and sharing of services important to the greater community.Read More