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Regional sewer line on schedule, budget

Installation of PVC gravity pipe. Trench
box being utilized due to poor ground conditions. (Photo submitted)

Installation of PVC gravity pipe. Trench box being utilized due to poor ground conditions. (Photo submitted)

Construction on the regional wastewater system is progressing well and on budget, according the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission (NRDRWWSC).


In a release issued on Monday, they said six construction contracts are concurrently underway on the approximately $71-million transmission line that will connect Lacombe, Blackfalds and Lacombe County to the regional wastewater treatment facility in Red Deer.

Contracts are as follows:

- Construction of the pipeline from the Odour Management Facility to the treatment plant in Red Deer is expected to be completed this November, ahead of schedule. PVC installation was completed mid-October and the entrance chamber construction is nearly complete.

- Odour Management Facility construction is on schedule and should be completed by mid-January, 2018. Precast concrete walls are now up and work on the roof for the building is ongoing.

- Pipeline construction from Blackfalds to the Odour Management Facility is on schedule. Crews are installing pipe north of Hwy 597, including well point dewatering. Completion of pressure testing is expected for Dec. 15.

- The Blackfalds Lift Station is on schedule and set to be completed in late January. Precast concrete walls are up, roof work is ongoing and PVS site piping is being completed.

- Pipeline construction from Lacombe to Blackfalds is ahead of schedule. Crews are working on pipe installation towards Lacombe R.R. 264 and along Hwy 597. Pressure testing is also set to be completed for Dec. 15.

- Lacombe Lift Station construction is on schedule and expected to be completed late February 2018. Cast-in-place concrete work has been completed, as well as all underground pipe and backfilling to grade level.

Completion of the overall project is expected for March 31, 2018.

Funding partners include the Government of Canada, the provincial government, and the NRDRWWSC municipal partners and the City of Red Deer.

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