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.

This product is also used as a stabilizing agent strategically at certain intersections, roadways, and hills to help prevent washboard roads and loss of gravel. View our Dust Suppression Policy here.

Please note

All dust suppression orders must be paid in full at the time the order form(s) are submitted. Please indicate your preference for the Spring application, the Fall application, or both applications, along with detailed instructions by submitting one or both order forms below.

Download the 2024 Spring application form here.

Deadline is May 15th.

Download the 2024 Fall application form here.

Deadline is August 15th.

Questions?
Call 403-223-3142
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Frequently asked questions

The Municipality has discontinued the use of oil in residential areas due to the challenges in maintenance and the potential hazards caused by potholing. Instead, we now utilize the applied MG 30 dust suppressant, a product that can be easily maintained through regular grading intervals as needed.

The dust suppression program is administered twice a year, specifically in the middle to late periods of May and August, and is subject to weather conditions. These applications are carried out in sizable, carefully controlled batches. Priority for application is assigned in chronological order based on when ratepayers submit their applications.

The Municipality charges $1.42 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 (a lathe with coloured ribbon is preferred) to ensure the product is applied as desired. 

Please note

In the case of a discrepancy between the length of application marked and the length as indicated on the order form, the product will be applied according to the amount requested on the form.

Order forms can be found on our website, or by visiting one of the following locations: 

  • Municipal District of Taber
    Administration Building at 4900B
    50 Street, Taber
    Call 403-223-3541 

  • Municipal District of Taber
    Operations and Maintenance Facility
    171027 Highway 3, Barnwell
    Call 403-223-3142 

Please note

The dust suppression program is administered twice a year (Spring and Fall) and is subject to weather conditions. You can apply for either the Spring application (deadline May 15th), the Fall application (deadline August 15th), or you can apply for both applications, but an order form must be submitted for EACH application. All order forms must be filled in completely and submitted with payment before the deadlines indicated.

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