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​We're building a new standalone facility in the southeast corner of the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 10977 50 Street NW. The new facility will accept and treat sanitary grit residual material collected from sewer sand traps and sanitary lift stations by the City of Edmonton. The work will take place within the plant's existing fenced boundary.

Why the facility is required

The City requires an alternate disposal method for the residual material we collect from sanitary lift stations and combined sewer sand traps. Building a new facility at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant allows us to screen, wash and separate the grit material, and then to safely treat the wastewater through our existing wastewater treatment process.


Appearance and building specifications

​Built from metal siding in a colour similar to other buildings on site, the building currently under construction is about 23.5 metres (m) wide by 20.5 m deep. The roof is about 9.4 m high on the truck bay side and 6.3 m tall on the east side of the building.

Please select the images below to view larger renderings of the new facility.

Artists' rendering looking north from Gold Bar Park Road NW. Artists' rendering looking south from inside the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Artists' rendering looking east from multi-use recreation trail that parallels Gold Bar Park Road NW. Artists' rendering looking west along Gold Bar Park Road NW towards 50th Street.
Project timeline

An open house for this project was held in November 2015 at the Capilano Community Hall. In March 2016, we submitted our Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study to Edmonton City Council for review. We received approval to proceed with the project on March 1, 2016. Construction began in the spring of 2016 and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017.

What to expect during construction

Construction noise

The work creates typical construction noise. We will comply with the City's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control.


All construction is within the existing plant's fence line, and all work areas are safe and secure. All construction activities follow City bylaws, occupational health and safety requirements, and EPCOR's health, safety and environmental procedures and standards.

Work hours

Hours of work for this project are Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. However, occasional evening and weekend work may be required.


In order to build the new facility, and allow for construction access, we have removed a number of trees and shrubs at the facility location. We will retain as much of the existing vegetation as possible, and have identified areas where we will plant new vegetation. In order to respect the ecology of the area, all of the vegetation to be planted will be native to the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

We also work with archaeology and palaeontology experts during any ground disturbance work as directed by Alberta Culture.

Path closures

The recreational trail located outside the plant's existing fence line will remain open throughout the duration of this work. Flag people will be present on the path whenever construction activities are located close to the fence.