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 which 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.

• Five wastewater transfer stations 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 196 km 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 $500 million dollars. Flows from our southern members are treated at the City of Edmonton’s Goldbar WWTP.

Current Capital Projects

Upgrades and work being completed on the ACRWC transmission infrastructure in the Alberta Capital Region are further detailed below. These sections are regularly updated with details in regards to the works and approximate timelines of construction and completion.

South East Regional Trunk System – North Sections (SERTS N)

Background Information

The Southeast Regional Trunk Sewer North (SERTS N) services the community of Sherwood Park and other portions of Strathcona County and the City of Edmonton, conveying wastewater to the ACRWC Wastewater Treatment Plant. From Highway 16, the SERTS N line flows north, generally following the alignment of Range Road 232.

Previous camera inspections of the SERTS N sewer indicate that a 300m long section of 1,200 mm concrete pipe is in poor condition just downstream of Aurum Road, where a steep drop section (approximately 4 m vertical drop) and energy dissipating structure is located, near Township Road 534.

Due to the observed level of corrosion of the pipe section, the pipe will be replaced with a corrosion resistant pipe to be installed by Microtunneling.

Construction Update

The Construction contract has been awarded to Ward and Burke Microtunneling.

Mobilization is underway now on the East side of Range Road 232.

The proposed schedule for construction is from July 2018 to August 2019.


Range Road 232 that runs by the golf Course will be closed from Township Road 534 to the valley to the North for the SERTS North Project.

There will be a detour rout from 21 May until the 26th June….

Sanitary Sewer Repairs along Valour Ave West of 34th Street.

Project Description:

The ACRWC will replace approximately 412 m of existing wastewater sewer south of 195 Avenue and west of 34 Street. The pipe replacement is to address the poor structural condition of the pipe and to provide increased capacity for future growth.


Pipe replacement is expected to commence in late April and be completed by the end of June 2019.

Expected Impacts:

The contractor may implement a speed limit reduction for a short section of 195 Avenue near the work site. Temporary and short duration traffic disruption may occur when trucks and equipment are turning in and out of the work site access on the south side of 195 Avenue.

Please email if there are questions or concerns in regards to the projects featured above. Please indicate which project you are inquiring about in the email.