Lamont's sanitary sewer system plays an important role in citizens' good health and hygiene by collecting wastewater from homes and businesses. Wastewater is any flow from sinks, toilets or appliances - such as washing machines and dishwashers.
All wastewater flows northwest of the Town and is collected into a larger trunk line which flows to a lift station. It is then picked up and pumped to our lagoons. The wastewater ends up in a larger cell were it is stored. Approximately every 18 months, with proper testing, the wastewater is released into a creek where it makes its way to the river. When the waste water is released, samples are taken on the second day, which are collected into sample bottles and sent to a lab in Edmonton for full chemical and mineral composition.
Residents can help keep our town's sewer system running properly by not pouring liquid fats, oil or grease down kitchen sinks and help Protect Our Pipes.
The Town flushes lines yearly, usually in May, to prevent build up and blockages.