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EPCOR is taking action to protect the water supply for Edmonton and more than 65 surrounding communities in the event of a major flood, while also partnering with local communities on flood resilience.
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Over the next 30 years, climate change modelling predicts that extreme weather will be more frequent. For the North Saskatchewan River, this is expected to lead to higher flows in the winter and spring, with earlier or multiple spring runoff periods, and lower flows during the summer and fall.
E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plants provide safe, clean drinking water to
almost one third of Alberta's population. The plants serve more than 65 communities and counties around Edmonton.
By taking action now, we can manage the risk associated with flooding and ensure that customers continue to receive clean, safe and reliable drinking water service for years to come.
Protecting our Water Treatment Plants during a major flood event will include three kinds of work. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta.
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All of this work will take place within our fence line and is currently underway. We expect to be finished in the fall of 2025.View more details
Preventing river water from backing up in our Water Treatment PlantsThe planning for this work is currently underway and we expect to be complete by 2025. View more details
What we’ve heard during community & Indigenous engagement Since May 2021, we have conducted public and Indigenous engagement to understand how we can best integrate the required flood barriers into certain locations around the plants. View more details
Your questions, feedback and input are important to us. We want to hear from you so that we can design flood barriers to protect our Water Treatment Plants that integrate into your community as much as possible while being mindful of costs.