2020 Dust Abatement Program
Refer to the below table for examples on distances and associated costs.
For lengths greater than 300 meters, the full rate of $4.60 per linear meter plus GST will apply. Applications must be received no later than Thursday April 30, 2020 4:30 P.M. local time. Requests after this date will be charged the full rate of $4.60 per meter plus GST.
If you have not received an application in the mail, please contact the Municipal Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-794-2311.
Dust Abatement Information
- 800 meters applied entering Hamlets and urban centers (as identified in the land use bylaw).
- Adjacent to parks, halls, campgrounds, cemeteries, historical sites for the length of the site.
- Gravel roads that run parallel to paved roads where dust may impede sight lines/safety of motorists on paved roads.
- 100 meters on roads adjacent to residences, commercial and industrial buildings or sites (50 meters each way from primary driveway) on County Aggregate Haul Routes. County Aggregate Haul Routes are identified annually and approved by Council.
Dust Abatement Program - Residential Policy
Dust Abatement Program - Non-Residential
Dust Abatement Program - Non-Residential Policy
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen does the Dust Abatement Program start?
The target start date is the middle of June; however, weather plays a major role in the application of dust abatement products. The County runs two (2) crews so that application can be completed in a shorter time frame.
What happens if it rains?
Rain will delay the application process; based on accumulation received and the roads drying, the application may resume. Freshly applied dust abatement product will be monitored. Rain on recent applications will delay the "set up” and the surface may become slippery, rutted and rough.
What happens if my dust abatement product becomes rough?
If the dust abatement product becomes rough, please contact the County office and staff will do their best to resolve the situation, timely.
Why is the grader operator grading my dust abatement?
If surfaces becomes rough and road hazards are present to motorists, the County will grade it. The County’s practice will be waiting for a rain event or to use a water truck to reactivate the dust abatement, then blade it smooth. This will typically put it back to the original state as to when it was first applied. Please refer to the disclosure notice on the application form or refer to our Dust Abatement Policies (links above).
Why does it take so long from the purchasing dust abatement to the actual application?
The County has found more success when waiting for the rain season to be done, prior to application. The County also needs grader operators to prepare the road surfaces, the soft spots to firm up, and the Administration to process the applications.
Why do the rates increase?
The rates are set as per the County of Newell Schedule of Fees Bylaw which is approved by County Council. Price increase is primarily due to product cost increase,