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North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System receives 2019 APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award

posted on Oct 15 2019

(L-R) Peter McDowell, Past President, APWA Alberta Chapter; Todd Simenson, Vice President, Regional (AB North/Territories), Stantec; Matthew Goudy, CAO, NRDRWWSC; Mayor Richard Poole, NRDRWWSC Vice Chair; and Ken Wigmore, NRDRWWSC Chair

Joint News Release

Lacombe, Alberta (October 15, 2019) – The North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission (NRDRWWSC) is pleased to announce that the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Alberta Chapter’s Project of the Year Award, for Projects over $10 Million, at the 2019 APWA Excellence in Public Works Conference and Tradeshow, held in Red Deer from October 7- 9, 2019.

The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/ engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects.
Designed by Stantec, the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System promises a cleaner future for communities in central Alberta. Completed on time and on budget, the project incorporates innovative approaches and leading-edge technologies to provide a modern wastewater solution for 25,000 residents living in central Alberta, and protect the sensitive watershed that supplies drinking water for 150,000 Albertans.

Commissioned in April 2018, the transmission system pumps wastewater to the state-of-the-art regional treatment plant in Red Deer. The project consists of a 28 kilometre pipeline, one odour management facility and two major lift stations.
The City of Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Plant also received extensive upgrades in order to accept wastewater from the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System. The upgrades significantly increased the capacity of the plant, as it now services a population of over 150,000 people.

For the official joint news release and quotes from all partner representatives, please view here.

For additional information, please contact:

Richard Poole

Mayor of Blackfalds



Myron Thompson

Chief Administrative Officer