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- Monday | August 03, 2020
- 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Happy Heritage Day!
The County Administration and Public Works Offices will be closed.
In an emergency, call the Public Works After Hours number at 780–645-0557.
The photo is of the Heinburg Water Tower. The railway reached Heinsburg in 1928, sparking a sudden boom in the community. A railway station, water tower, and two grain elevators were built the year the railway arrived and Heinsburg became an end-of-rail service centre for vast areas of Euro-Canadian, Native, and Metis settlement to the north, west, and south.
The construction of the water tower was completed in 1930. Water towers were situated every 30-50 kilometres along early railway tracks in western Canada to service steam locomotives. The location of the tower on its original site, the presence of the original tank and piping system, and its high degree of integrity marks this structure as unique in the province.
This is the only tank in Alberta still standing in its original location.
It’s part of our Heritage.