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Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC)

Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC) is a partnership between the Town of Black Diamond, Town of Turner Valley, the M.D. of Foothills and the Village of Longview. SRRUC has been operating since 2016 and was created to replace the Quad Regional Water Partnership (QRWP). The municipally-owned utility corporation operates the supply, treatment, and transmission of wholesale potable water to its customers – member municipalities.

The QRWP was originally formed in 2008 as a way for the communities of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Longview and Foothills County to explore the feasibility of establishing a regional water system for delivering a 25-year plan for potable water supply. Following a governance study, the QRWP signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 9, 2012, to guide the implementation of a municipally-owned utility corporation.

The focus of work changed drastically in 2013 when an unprecedented flood destroyed major components of the existing water system. Post flood, new infrastructure was needed and constructed to provide safe drinking water.

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Member municipalities are responsible for distributing potable water to their customers, this includes water delivery, metering, and billing for water services. SRRUC does not set utility rates for member municipalities. For more information on your water utility bill, please refer to Foothills County Utilities.

Source: Foothills County

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