Protecting our Sewer System

Is it safe to dump waste into the storm sewer system?

Storm grateNever put any kind of waste in the storm sewer system. The storm sewer system exists solely to transport rainwater and melted snow from our streets and parkways back to the river. The water that flows through the storm sewer flows directly into the Red Deer River and does not get treated.

If paint, carpet cleaning solution, soap, or other materials are dumped into the storm sewer, it pollutes Red Deer's creeks and rivers.

If you have questions about storm sewer lines, please contact Utility Services at 403-342-8750 or email


Protecting Red Deer's Water Brochure (pdf)