Capital Projects

ACRWC Infrastructure

The Commission’s facilities include the following:

  • The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), located in Strathcona County near Fort Saskatchewan, is a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility that uses biological processes to produce a high-quality effluent. The plant reduces the oxygen demand of the effluent and removes solids, phosphorous and nitrogen from the wastewater. Effluent is disinfected by ultraviolet light before discharge to the North Saskatchewan River.
  • Five large-capacity wastewater pumping stations located throughout the regional transmission system.
  • There are five wastewater transfer stations (septage receiving stations) owned by ACRWC members. This is where domestic wastewater is accepted from residential homes and industrial, institutional and commercial facilities that are not connected to a sanitary sewer system.
  • There are approximately 207 kms of trunk sewers comprised of forcemains and gravity sewers connecting member municipalities to this Plant.
  • About 50% of the ACRWC’s assets are all located in the transmission system located within an hour’s drive of the WWTP. The estimated replacement value of the ACRWC’s assets is about $950 million dollars.