What is a water licence?

Any use or diversion of groundwater or surface water in Alberta requires a licence under the Water Act. To support growth, Cochrane must acquire an additional water licence to divert additional water from the Bow River for treatment and distribution as potable water.

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1. What is a water licence?
2. What is the capacity of our current licence?
3. Will I continue to have water?
4. What are the next steps?
5. How are we going to pay for new water licences?