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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 SPRING DUST SUPPRESSION APPLICATIONS IS ON SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022.


Some frequently asked questions include:

In the past, oil was used in front of my house to control dust. Is this still an option?

The municipality no longer uses oil as a suppressant since roads treated with oil are difficult to maintain and can become a hazard due to pot-holing. Applied MG 30 Dust Suppressant is a product better maintained through grading intervals when required.

When is the dust suppressant applied?

Depending on the weather, dust suppression application is scheduled from mid-to-late May and again from mid-to-late August. Applying is done in large, volume-controlled batches and prioritized by the order in which application forms are received.

How much does it cost?

The municipality charges $1.25 per linear foot, per application. The minimum length of roadway treatment is 400 feet. Individuals requesting dust control must mark out the length of application with appropriate indicators (lathe with coloured ribbon is preferred) in order to ensure the product is applied as desired. If a discrepancy exists between the length of application marked and the length indicated on the order form, the product will be applied according to the amount requested on the form.

Download Forms

2022 Spring Dust Suppression Order Form (PDF)

2022 Fall Dust Suppression Order Form (PDF)

Or obtain a form at one of the following locations:

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
ORDER FORMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BEFORE THE DEADLINES INDICATED FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Spring application ONLY (Deadline May 15th)
  • Fall application ONLY (Deadline August 15th)
  • Or both spring and fall applications
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