Following a 22 month examination, AlbertaEnvironment (ANEV) has assessed an administrative penalty of $8,500.00 to theTown of Drumheller pursuant to section 237 of the Environmental Protection andEnhancement Act. (EPA).
The penalty is a result of three contraventions. The first contravention was inApril 2007 in which the Town of Drumheller exceeded the turbidity limit fortreated water. This led to the boil water advisory on April 16 2007. The secondcontravention relates to the April 2007 situation where the town failed toimmediately report by telephone the turbidity level. The third contravention wasFebruary 29th2008, for exceeding the monthly average total suspended solidslimit for wastewater discharge.