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North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System

posted on Feb 22 2017

North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System

The Town of Blackfalds, City of Lacombe, Lacombe County and the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission are pleased to announce the construction of a wastewater pipeline connecting Lacombe, Blackfalds and Lacombe County to the regional water treatment facility in Red Deer. Construction will begin in spring 2017, and the project is expected to cost $70 Million.

The partner municipalities undertook this project based on the need to meet new federal and provincial regulatory guidelines for wastewater treatment. After exploring all other options, the regional system was found to be the most economical option available — 90 percent of construction costs will be covered by grant funding.

This high-priority infrastructure project will yield immediate economic benefits in terms of employment during construction, and will provide for much-needed long-term sustainability in addressing Lacombe’s critical wastewater needs.

The project includes the construction of 25 kilometres of wastewater pipeline and regional lift stations in Lacombe and Blackfalds. It will also include an odour management facility in the city of Red Deer. Odour management strategies will also be implemented at both lift stations and at air release points along the pipeline.