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Dust Suppression

Suppress the dust on roads in your area.

One frustrating aspect of rural living is the dust that is often produced by traffic on gravel roads.

The Municipal District of Taber Dust Suppression Program allows residents to apply for dust control on rural roads in front of residences. Dust suppression involves the application of a product called MG 30, which is a blend of calcium chloride and magnesium hydroxide solution. It not only suppresses dust but also helps to bind the aggregate into the roadway, which in turn creates a hardened road surface.

We also use this product as a stabilizing agent strategically at certain intersections, roadways and on hills to help prevent washboard roads and loss of gravel.


A FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT THE DEADLINE FOR DUST SUPPRESSION APPLICATIONS IS ON SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021.


Some frequently asked questions include:

I used to have oil in front of my house to control dust, is that an option?

The municipality has migrated away from oil in front of residences as these sections of roadway become difficult to maintain and can become a hazard due to pot-holing. Applied MG 30 dust suppressant is a product that can be maintained through grading intervals when required.

When is the dust suppressant applied?

Application of dust suppressant product is done mid-to-late May and mid-to-late August, weather permitting. The applications are done in large batches which are volume controlled, and ratepayers are prioritized on a chronological basis from when they submit their application.

How much does it cost and how can I get some? 

The municipality charges $1.25 per linear foot, per application. The minimum length of roadway treatment is 400 feet.

Download the Order Forms at the bottom of the page or visit us at the following locations to obtain a form:

Municipal District of Taber
Administration Building
4900B - 50 Street, Taber
403-223-3541
Municipal District of Taber
Operations and Maintenance Facility
171027 Highway 3, Barnwell
403-223-3142