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Reminder - Irrigation

As a reminder to all county residents who irrigate their farmland(s). It is your responsibility to keep irrigation water within the confines of the property you are irrigating.

Damage to Highway by Irrigation.

Section 52(1) of the Highways Development and Protection Act states that: No person shall cause or permit water used or intended to be used for irrigation purposes to escape from irrigated land into a highway ditch or into or on a highway.

Now highway in this particular Act is defined as: "highway", "road" or "street", means land that is authorized by a highway authority to be used or surveyed for use as a public highway, road, or street, and includes a bridge forming part of a public highway, road or street and any structure incidental to the public highway, road or street.

Section 52(2) deals with the fines related to irrigation water spraying out onto a road, street or highway: " A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offense and is liable to a fine of not more than $500.00 dollars for each day or part of day on which the contravention occurs or continues".

In addition to the fines, Vulcan County can also charge back the costs associated to repairing the road(s) back to the land owner who was in violation of this Act. Section 52(3) permits that authority.

Please take notice of this and keep your irrigation water confined to your property only.



If you are looking for a  quiet friendly place to hang your hat, look no further.  Vulcan County has the space and the time to make you feel right at home.

Vulcan County represents a region of opportunity. Its northern border is only an hour drive south and east of Calgary and it’s southern border is forty five minutes north of Lethbridge.

Covering an area of 546,772 hectares (2,400 Sq Miles), the County of Vulcan encompasses the Town of Vulcan and the five villages of Arrowwood, Carmangay, Champion, Lomond and Milo. It has eight active hamlets and a combined population of over 6900. As you travel from one end to the other, the landscape will change from flatlands to rolling hills, to refreshing valleys, deep blue lakes, mature trees and prairie grass.

The economy is rich and diverse, historically based on agriculture and now diversified with much oil and gas activity, a rapidly growing tourism industry, and with residential and resort development booming due to recognition by urbanites of the high quality of life, low cost of living, and abundance of opportunity within Vulcan County.

Transportation systems throughout the County consist of a number of Provincial highways that cross the County, along with a regular rail service.

Vulcan County can be the choice for you no matter what you are looking for. Be it a vacation destination, a new place to call home, or a location to invest in your business; Vulcan County can meet your needs!

Vulcan County is proud of the fact that it can offer a rural lifestyle with many of the benefits that city dwellers take advantage of.  Active recreation facilities, lakes for boating and fishing, smaller managed dwellings for retiree’s, golf courses and healthcare needs of all are met.

Centrally and conveniently located, Vulcan County is close to both Calgary and Lethbridge city centers in the southwest portion of Alberta’s expansive Prairie land. The landscape provides the backdrop for a lifestyle rarely matched. Whether you live in the acreages and rural areas of the county or choose to settle in one of the communities; you are sure to find your own little slice of heaven


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