Edmonton City Council is considering selling $3.1 billion worth of drainage assets to EPCOR for just $1.00.  We are urging City Council to keep drainage public.  Why? Read Progress Alberta's Five big reasons to keep Edmonton's drainage public.

Read our media release

Listen to Public Interest Alberta Executive Director, Joel French, discuss drainage issues on the Ryan Jespersen Show, January 25, 2017.

Get Involved

Contact your city councillor and let them know that you want to keep Edmonton's drainage assets public.

The sale must be stopped to ensure the best interests of Edmontonians are protected. If EPCOR takes control of Edmonton’s drainage assets:

  • Edmontonians will lose transparency and accountability as decisions are moved from the City Council chambers to behind closed corporate doors.
  • The focus of those running our drainage services will be more focused on cutting costs and making profits than on providing a high quality service.
  • There is a future risk that EPCOR could sell Edmonton’s drainage assets to a fully-private corporation.

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Public Interest Alberta in the news

EPCOR and the drainage system Ryan Jespersen Show

For more information

Rejecting Epcor's drainage bid: Privatizing a public resource doesn't benefit the city by Ricardo Acuna, Vue Weekly
Drainage debate: Edmonton city council divided over who should control drainage system by Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal
Public to have say on Epcor taking over drainage by Nola Keeler, CBC News
Five big reasons to keep Edmonton's drainage public by Duncan Kinney, Progress Alberta
City of Edmonton documents related to the proposal can be found here and here