Sewer capacity crisis may flush growth plans in Calgary’s northwest

A huge swath of northwest Calgary has hit a dreaded milestone, and it’s getting worse with each flush.

Suburban growth and redevelopment projects have pushed a key sewer pipe underneath Bowness to capacity, and city hall has confirmed it can’t complete a roughly $50-million secondary system until 2017.

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Developer fights for water licence as Okotoks defends limited supply

In the latest dispute over water in Okotoks, Alberta’s environmental appeals board is hearing a case from a developer that had its water licence cancelled by the province.

The appeal, which started Tuesday in Calgary, was launched by Sandstone Springs Development after Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development pulled its earlier approval of a preliminary certificate (or licence).

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