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​Learn more about new construction projects at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant.



New developments at Edmonton's Gold Bar facility help us move forward with our long-term plan and help us continue to improve plant efficiency and technology. See what we're working on.

 

 

​Project drivers

Each of our projects is created to align with the Shared Outcome Statements and Design Principles that were established with input from special interest groups, recreational users and residents near the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant (GBWWTP). The icons next to each project indicate which Shared Outcomes are project drivers:

  Quality of life: The Gold Bar wastewater treatment facility is operated, maintained and updated in a way that reduces impacts to stakeholders and improves quality of life regarding odour, noise and enjoyment of parks and recreation.

  Safety: Community, public and worker safety and health are protected.

  Relationship: An honest, transparent, trusting and respectful long-term relationship is developed between EPCOR and GBWWTP stakeholders.

  Environment: Pollution is prevented. The impact of the GBWWTP on air, land, water, climate and ecosystems is reduced.

  Reliable, responsible and sustainable: The GBWWTP is designed, maintained and operated in a prudent and responsible manner.


   

Pipe rack project

An above-ground pipe rack is being installed to improve access for maintenance and ensure compliance with applicable building and fire codes.

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Landscaping master plan

We want the community's input on replacing trees and other landscaping considerations within our existing fenceline.

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​Gold Bar WWTP Construction Projects

 

Pipe rack project

    

About the project

As part of our long-term plan for GBWWTP, an above-ground pipe rack is required to improve access for maintenance and ensure compliance with applicable building and fire codes. Foundation construction on the Pipe Rack Project began in early December 2019.   

Location

The new above-ground pipe racks will be installed within the GBWWTP fenceline, as shown in yellow in the image below. The height of the pipe racks will not exceed the height of existing permanent infrastructure on site.

 

 

 

 

 

Timing

Timing

We will begin installing the foundations later this month. Construction and relocation of infrastructure is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2020.

Work times will be Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Impacts

Traffic

Construction will require use of company vehicles, crews, equipment, tandem trucks, hydrovac trucks, excavators, flatbed trucks, a crane, picker trucks and an articulated trench roller. This may cause short-term traffic increases to and from the construction site, but once these vehicles arrive on site, they will be operating within the existing fenceline. Road closures are not anticipated.  

Recreation

Construction should not impact use of recreational trails located in Gold Bar Park. 

This work will create typical noise associated with construction, but we will comply with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control.

Environment

The amount of vegetation removal has been minimized as much as possible for this project, but 24 trees will need to removed within our existing fenceline at the GBWWTP. Trees located along the perimeter of the fenceline will not be impacted.

The project will not impact any watercourses, wetlands or other waterbodies.

​Landscaping master plan

     
About the project

As part of the Pipe Rack Project, there are about 24 trees that must be removed from within our GBWWTP fenceline to accomodate the rack's installation.

We want to engage the community to help us determine where these replaced trees should be located and discuss other landscaping considerations within our the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant (GBWWTP) fenceline. 

How to get involved

If you are interested in participating in future engagement activiites related to the Landscaping Master Plan at the GBWWTP site, please email us at goldbarproject@epcor.com.

In the coming months, we will be sharing details on how to participate in this discussion both in person and online.