Construction of a new pumphouse and reservoir atop Mercer Hill is needed to support growth in the northern sections of Clairmont including Clairmont Heights. It will also provide storage for fire protection and strengthen the existing water system for Clairmont and Sexsmith. This project may proceed to tender and construction in 2022/2023 based on development demand. The initial size of the reservoir will be 3M litres and is estimated to cost $9M. This project is growth driven with funding split between the County, Developers and Aquatera.
This project will add additional water treatment capacity to the existing WTP to meet growth within the region. Preliminary design has been pushed to 2026, based on reduced growth rates in the area, to confirm the technology selection, scope of work, land requirements and cost estimate.
The estimated cost of $20.4M - $25.0M is based on the 2018 Water Supply Masterplan and results from the first two (of three) phases of WTP Stress Testing completed in 2019. The project is driven by growth.
This project involves the installation of a transmission line from the Mercer Hill Reservoir, to enhance the existing Clairmont water system through a PRV, as there is not sufficient space available around the existing reservoir and pumphouse to provide the required capacity (pumping or storage). This project will follow the completion of the Mercer Hill Reservoir project. The project is estimated at $5.44M driven by growth with funding shared between the County and Aquatera.
A new water intake is required due to changes in the river and a need for additional capacity and redundancy. Design and construction of river bank stabilization using bioengineering to protect the existing intake, pumphouse and storage ponds was completed in 2018 and is being monitored to confirm the success of the work. Stantec has been selected as the engineering consultant for preliminary intake design and permitting; it is expected it will take 12 months to obtain the necessary approvals from the regulators.
Construction began in 2021. The overall cost estimate of the project is approximately $32.4M through 2024. Grant funding will be pursued to reduce the cost to Aquatera for the project.
This project includes expansion to the raw water storage facilities to ensure a sufficient supply of raw water is available to meet demand and provide increased off stream storage if withdrawals from the river and restricted (intake issues, drought or environmental spill). Preliminary design of the expanded storage capacity was completed in 2018 with the construction in the following years.
The project involves the construction of a 12-15M litre reservoir near the WTP to provide additional peak system capacity to meet growth and demand on system. Preliminary work commenced in 2020 to establish pipe alignments, land requirements and assess reservoir options. Preliminary engineering commenced in 2021, with construction in the following years. The estimated cost of up to $25.0M is based upon a preliminary options review.
The existing fire water and backup angle drive pump, and electrical infrastructure, are at end-of-life and need to be replaced. To facilitate the replacement while maintaining water service to Wembley, the existing pumphouse is being expanded to accommodate a new electrical room. The electrical infrastructure replacement contract has been awarded and equipment is being ordered. Construction is expected to commence in June 2022 and be completed by August.
The building extension work is complete and the angle drive engine has been installed and is operational. This project is driven by reliability and risk management.
ISL Engineering completed the design to undertake water and wastewater capital upgrades in 2020. The water side of the project involves the installation of several sections of water line to create looping, an extension of the water main from the pumphouse to the Forest Grove area to address fire flow capacity concerns, and an extension of the water main along 95 Avenue to the east side of Highway 43 to service future developments.
The sanitary side of the project involves the installation of a storage pipe at the Clearwater Lift Station, twinning a section of existing sewer main north of 95 Avenue, and the extension of the sewer network from the Heritage Park lift station to the east side of Highway 43 to service future developments.
The watermain and sanitary main crossing Highway 40 have been installed and tied into Aquatera's system; the watermain to Forest Grove has been installed and tie-in and commissioning will be completed in 2022; the 97 Street sanitary main upgrade will be completed in 2022.
This project addresses sanitary system capacity concerns at the Clearwater Lift Station and along 97 Street, and extends sanitary servicing across Highway 2 to allow for future commercial development. This project also addresses fire hydrant flow deficiencies and extends water service to allow for future development. This project is driven by reliability, risk management and growth.
This project will provide water and wastewater services to the proposed school site located north of Five Mile Hall, and accommodate future development between Carriage Lane and Five Mile Hall along 100 Avenue and Twp Road 712.
The water and wastewater mains have been installed from the school site to Range Road 54 with tie-ins and commissioning remaining. Earthworks and site preparation for the lift station has been completed. Construction will resume in May 2022. This project is driven by growth.
The Town of Wembley engaged ISL Engineering to complete a preliminary and detail design for upgrades to their existing lagoon treatment system, to meet discharge requirements for the receiving water body. The project is substantially complete, with seasonal deficiencies (landscaping, seeding, fencing) being completed in 2022. This project will ensure that the Town of Wembley's current effluent discharge meets the applicable discharge requirements and allow for future growth in the Town. This project was driven by growth and regulatory requirements.
The project involves the installation of a forcemain from the Regional Lift Station to the Clairmont Lagoon to meet the lift station’s pumping capacity. Preliminary design for the project was completed in 2021 with construction occurring in 2022 following completion of the Regional Lift Station. The cost estimate for this project is $4.75M and is driven by growth.
This project involves the diversion of the Westpointe area sanitary sewer system into the 116 Street Trunk to help alleviate current surcharging on the 108 Street Trunk line, and allow for continued development within the 108 Street Trunk catchment area. Detail design of the project and construction across 116 Street was completed in 2019.
Construction work began in 2020 however due to unforeseen soils conditions, the completion of the Westpointe Sanitary Diversion Project was delayed to 2021. One minor deficiency was notes that will be remedied in June 2022.
This project is estimated to cost $4.2M and is driven by risk management and growth.
Administration is currently working on a mud sump system study to identify options and best solutions for the ongoing operation of the mud-receiving station, including fluid receiving, drying process and solids handling to facilitate disposal at the landfill as daily cover. The mud sump system has experienced significant growth in the last couple of years and can no longer be operated effectively as it is currently set up. The preliminary design for the best option was completed in 2020 at a cost of $200K. Construction began in 2021 and has an estimated budget of $4.5M.
This project driven by growth and risk management.
This project encompasses work along 108 Street from north of 100 Avenue, south to the railway tracks. Work began in late August 2021 on the north side of 97 Avenue, south to the railway tracks. The remaining work from 97 Avenue to 100 Avenue will commence in May 2022 and is tentatively scheduled to be completed by July 2022.
This project will address known surcharging issues along 108 Street that could result in backups into basements, and provide additional capacity for continued development within the northwest areas of the City of Grande Prairie and the southwest area of Clairmont. This project is driven by reliability, risk management and growth.
Continued growth in Clairmont has reached the capacity of the current lift stations in Clairmont. This project is necessary to provide wastewater pumping capacity to accommodate continued growth and address maintenance requirements on three aging lift stations with the installation of a trunk line that will allow abandonment of all three existing lift stations. Construction is ongoing with completion expected in 2022. The project is driven by growth with funding from the County, Grants and Aquatera.
Studies have been completed to identify options to provide water and sanitary servicing to the Hughes Lake ASP area. Options selection and timing will be determined in conjunction with developers and the City of Grande Prairie.
This project will reduce the risk of raw effluent being discharged into Bear Creek by eliminating the sanitary crossing across the Bear River (Creek) Reservoir, and support redevelopment and densification within the Central Business District and North Avondale area.
The review of the 90% drawings is in progress with construction procurement expected in June. This project will be completed in two phases. The first phase of construction between 90 Avenue to 98 Avenue will be completed from June to October 2022, and will involve replacing the existing 375mm wastewater line with a 750mm line.
The second phase of construction between 102 Avenue and 108 Avenue, as well as the decommissioning of the Avondale sub-trunk across the Bear Creek Reservoir dam, will take place from May to October 2023. This will include upgrades along 108 Avenue between 100 Street and 104 Street. The extent of the upgrades and alignment of the new trunk line will be finalized by mid-2022, taking into consideration stormwater sewer upgrades being coordinated with the City of Grande Prairie.
This project is driven by reliability, risk management and growth.
A new backup generator was installed at the Heritage Park Lift Station to replace the existing end-of-life generator, and provide additional pumping capacity during utility outages. Final fencing and landscaping will occur in 2022. This project is driven by reliability and risk management.
A shredder was purchased to process solid waste. Shredding solid waste increases the density of the Landfill, extending the life of each Landfill cell by approximately 30-50 per cent.
Aquatera is reinstating a previously buried manhole at Cell 7 to pump out any leachate that accumulates in the cell. The new manhole has been installed and backfilling has been completed. The new pump has been installed and is currently being commissioned. This project provides a permanent means for leachate removal from Cell 7 to meet regulatory operating requirements for the Landfill.