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​​Working With Our Neighbours

We believe in the importance of being a good neighbour. We're continually looking for ways to engage with Gold Bar community members. Your feedback helps us improve operations at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant while still meeting Edmonton's wastewater needs.

​How we're engaging with the community

We have many ongoing engagement opportunities for members of the community to share their feedback and thoughts on the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  Project engagement

For proposed and upcoming projects, we send notices and updates to community members, go door-to-door to speak with them and host open houses to share our plans and get feedback that helps inform our planning process.

Learn more about our current Gold Bar projects.

  Community meetings

Twice per year, we organize and host meetings with the Gold Bar Community Liaison Committee (CLC), whose members include 2 representatives from each of the 5 communities near our Gold Bar plant—Gold Bar, Capilano, Fulton Place, Highlands and Beverly Heights.

These meetings are an opportunity for us to share information on our plant operations, gather feedback on our projects and respond to questions. Through this relationship with the CLC, we also establish communication with the community leagues for these 5 communities as well as other interested groups and individuals.

Community Open House

EPCOR held an open house on June 25, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Highlands Golf Club.  During this event EPCOR demonstrated our commitment to keeping all future development within our existing fenceline and participants had the opportunity to provide feedback on:

  • Shared goals (outcomes) between EPCOR and the surrounding community;
  • Design principles that will guide future development at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant (GBWWTP);
  • Our proposed public engagement framework, which will guide how EPCOR interacts with the community on projects and operations at GBWWTP;
  • Long term planning at GBWWTP;
  • Renewable energy and flaring reduction;
  • Odour reduction plans; and
  • Employee safe movement and hygiene plan (parking lot & operations center project).

We'll be releasing a "What We Heard Report" from the open house soon. If would like to provide feedback or have any questions about operations or planned work at GBWWTP, contact us at:

Phone: 780-412-3599
Email: Goldbarproject@epcor.com

​Gold Bar Citizen Planning Committee

EPCOR organized a Citizen Planning Committee to take part in three community workshop sessions to focus on operations at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment plant. These collaborative workshop sessions brought together neighboring residential communities, educational and recreational groups, representatives from the City of Edmonton and other interested parties.

The sessions focused on how EPCOR can operate the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant in an environmentally- and socially-responsible manner that minimizes impacts on neighbors and area users, while still meeting the needs of the broader Edmonton population and Gold Bar's ongoing operations.

Participants either live near the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant (GBWWTP) or frequently recreate in Gold Bar Park, on its trails, or in the river valley near the facility. The workshops were held on February 27, March 19, and May 14, 2019.

  Community events

We also attend community events, such as Highlandia and the Greater Hardisty Community Day, when possible to share educational information about wastewater treatment, talk with community members about our projects and operations, and answer any questions they may have.

  Plant tours

We have a longstanding partnership with RiverWatch to support student learning. Over the past 18 years, more than 50,000 students have toured through our Gold Bar plant. In the summer of 2018, Gold Bar was part of RiverWatch's new River Ambassador Program, which brought community members by our plant as part of an on-water learning experience.