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.

Sewer Replacement – 34 Street Crossing and West of 127 Street

Project Description:

The ACRWC will replace existing wastewater sewer pipe in the following two locations: 1. At 34 Street and south of 195 Avenue (approximately 43 m of sewer) 2. West of 127 Street and south of 195 Avenue (approximately 290 m of sewer replaced with 158 m of sewer on a more direct alignment). The replacement is to address the poor structural condition of the pipe and to provide increased capacity for future growth.

Schedule:

Pipe replacement is expected to commence the end of January 2020. Work will be completed in summer 2020.

Expected Impacts:

A short section of 34 Street will be closed south of 195 Avenue while the pipe is being replaced at 34 Street. Prior to road closure, the contractor will construct a temporary detour road from 195 Avenue east of the intersection to 34 Street south of the intersection. The temporary detour road will be open to local traffic and will remain in service until 34 Street is re-opened. Additional impacts may include temporary speed limit reductions along 195 Avenue near both work sites at 34 Street and west of 127 Street. Temporary and short term duration traffic disruption may occur when sewer replacement work occurs immediately beside 195 Avenue and when trucks and equipment are turning in and out of the work site accesses on the south side of 195 Avenue.

DND Land West of HWY 28

Project Description:

The ACRWC will replace approximately 830 m of existing wastewater sewer south of 195 Avenue and west of Highway 28. The pipe replacement is to address the poor structural condition of the pipe and to provide increased capacity for future growth.

Schedule:

Pipe replacement is expected to commence in June 2019 and be completed by August of 2020. Exact dates may vary depending on weather and obtaining required permits.

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 sewer replacement work occurs immediately beside 195 Avenue and when trucks and equipment are turning in and out of the work site access on the south side of 195 Avenue.

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