City hosting info session for Henner's stormwater outlet project

: 1. (Bright green lines/dash): Proposed route of the underground storm pipe and drainage ditch to convey stormwater from Henner’s Pond to Wolf Creek. City of Lacombe

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The public is invited to learn all about the City of Lacombe’s latest stormwater outlet project this Thursday.

On Aug. 23, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., area residents and affected parties can attend a public information session in the South County Room of the Lacombe Memorial Centre regarding their plan to build an outlet for Henner’s Pond into William’s Slough in Wolf Creek.

The project is designed to improve bank stability and control water levels at Henner’s Pond – both of which have been issues in recent years – as well ensure developments in the north end of the city can move forward, as Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) requires the city to control stormwater outlets and release rates.

As part of the project, a combination of underground storm pipe and a drainage ditch will convey stormwater from the pond to Wolf Creek.  The proposed alignment for the project will see William’s Slough become a natural conveyance point.

Wetland and Fisheries assessments for the project are already underway, along with regulatory applications for project approval. Negotiations for temporary workspace and permanent land easement agreements are also underway.

Public consultation, via the information session Thursday, is one of the next steps in the process.

Representatives from AL-Terra Engineering (Red Deer) Ltd., who are the engineering consultants for the project, will be on hand to discuss the project in further detail and answer related questions. Presentations will be held at 4:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. with question and answer periods to follow.

For more information about the Henner’s Pond Stormwater Outlet Project public information session, contact Jordan Thompson at jthompson@lacombe.ca or (403)782-1268.

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