Rural Water Dispensing Stations

The City offers two Rural Water Dispensing Stations for rural and commercial users. The system requires users to set up an account at City Hall's Finance Department in order to access the stations.

The Rural Water Dispensing Station located on the West Bypass Road by Ma Murray Elementary School has six bays for commercial users and two bays for residential users. The Rural Water Dispensing Station located in Charlie Lake accommodates residential users only.

Slippery conditions may occur in cold temperatures. Use precaution when accessing the facility.

Residential Users

When residential users set up an account at City Hall they will obtain an operator pin number. The fee to set up a residential account is $15. Residential users are required to pre-pay for their water credits at City Hall during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The Rural Water Dispensing Station on the West Bypass Road has 2 bays (Bay 7 & 8) for residential users. These bays have a 2 inch (50 millimeter) outlet with a male cam-lock fitting only. Users are required to have a 2 inch (50 millimeter) female cam-lock fitting plus adequate hose attached to reach their tank.

There is an alternate location in Charlie Lake for residential users only.

Activating the System

  1. Connect to the water outlet
  2. Ensure the switch is in the OFF position
  3. Key in your Operator Number – Press ENTER
  4. Key in your PIN number – Press ENTER
  5. Select pump – Press ENTER (Pump 7 is on the left, Pump 8 on the right)
  6. Enter volume in litres – Press ENTER (5,000 litres for maximum fill)
  7. Turn switch to ON position

 

It is important to note that the system is set up to dispense a maximum of 5000 liters per transaction, which shows on the display “Maximum 5000” at each of the residential controllers. As long as you have more than 5000 liters of credit on your account, you will not see the total remaining credit until it drops below 5000.  If the water credits on the account remaining drops below 5000 liters, it will show on the display at the controller.  For example if you only had 2000 liters of credits remaining it will say “Maximum 2000” and not “Maximum 5000” which it normally says.

Commercial Users

Commercial users may access the Rural Water Dispensing Station on the West Bypass Road by setting up an account at City Hall's Finance Department and obtaining an operator pin number. The fee to set up a commercial account is $100 and $15 for each operator pin. Commercial users will be invoiced monthly for a minimum flat fee of $100 per month, plus any consumption that was purchased during the month.

There are four bays for top load trucks with over 4 meters of clearance, plus 2 bays with hose outlets at the 1.2 meter height for other vehicles. All six of these bays have 3 inch (75 millimeter) male cam-lock outlets. Users are required to have a 3 inch (75 millimeter) female cam-lock fitting plus adequate hose attached to reach their tank.

Activating the System

  1. Connect to the water outlet
  2. Key in your Operator Number – Press ENTER
  3. Key in your PIN number – Press ENTER
  4. Enter volume in litres – Press ENTER (40,000 litres for maximum fill)