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Rural Water and Sewer Servicing

Draper Open House Cancelled

Please be advised, the open house scheduled for Sept. 20 in Draper has been cancelled. We will update this page when an alternate date has been determined.

Ensure water cleanliness until the piped system is built

On June 20, 2017, Council voted to finish the RWSS project as originally approved in 2014. This means that, pending unforeseen delays, residents will be able to connect to the new piped system starting in late 2019.

Until residents are able to connect to the system, water will continue to be trucked in and sewage hauled out. This water is guaranteed safe at the point of delivery. Here’s a reminder of how it works:

1. Clean drinking water is produced at a local water treatment plant. All water treatment plants meet the same quality standards.
2. This same water is put into trucks for delivery to your tanks. Water hauled by the Municipality is guaranteed to be safe at the point of delivery. Third-party haulers use a separate certification process to ensure safety.
3. Water goes from tank to tap. The municipality provides assistance with sampling water quality in tanks, advising on maintenance and answering questions about quality. Since your water tank is private property, its cleanliness is ultimately your responsibility.

If you are having concerns with water cleanliness or quality please give us a call at 780-598-6025 and we’ll help you out.

Rural Water and Sewer Servicing (RWSS) will upgrade the water, sewer and road infrastructure in the communities of Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Janvier, Gregoire Lake Estates and Saprae Creek. From June to November 2014, the Council of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo approved the funding, phasing and financing strategy to design and build the new Rural Water and Sewer Service system.

September Open Houses

We’re holding open houses about the rural water and sewer servicing program (RWSS) throughout September 2017. Bring your neighbours and your questions about the project.

For questions about these open houses please call 780-588-3735 or email janine.kruse@rmwb.ca. We’re continuously updating rmwb.ca/rwss with more information throughout the duration of the project.

Community Date Venue Time
Anzac/Gregoire Lake Estates Sept. 6 Anzac Community Hall 6 to 8 p.m.
Janvier Sept. 12 Janvier Municipal Office 6 to 8 p.m.
Draper

~CANCELLED

Sept. 20 Kinesiology Room,
Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre
6 to 8 p.m.
Conklin Sept. 27 Conklin Community Hall 6 to 8 p.m.
Saprae Creek Oct. 5 Vista Ridge - Upstairs 6 to 8 p.m.

Activity Update

The Fort McMurray wildfire has delayed construction timelines by one year. Revised timelines are below.

If your cistern, septic field or septic tank was damaged in the wildfire please call Safety Codes at 780-743-7813 for rehabilitation options.

Please note: All timelines are tentative and could change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Anzac

Detailed design is ongoing. All remaining construction work is scheduled for completion between September 2017 and November 2018 with service connections beginning in 2019. Tenders associated with the construction contracts will be out for bidding starting in October 2017.

Project Start Date End Date
Contract 1: Construction, testing and commissioning of five lift stations: (a) Two engineered lift stations at Highway 81 and Stoney Mountain Rd; (b) Three packaged lift stations at Woodward Dr., Singer Rd. and Townsend Drive. November 2017 November 2018
Contract 2: Installation of water sewer and road rehabilitation up to the private property line including road rehabilitation and driveways in Anzac North and Anzac South. September 2017 Sep 2018
Contract 3: Service Connections May 2019 End date will vary according to the number of service connection requests.

Conklin

Construction continued in Conklin in 2017, including Contract 1 (Northland Drive) and Contract 2 (Lift Stations – started in March 2017). All remaining construction is scheduled for completion by November 2019/2020 with service connections starting in 2019-2020.

Project Start Date End Date
Contract 1: Northland Drive - Completed March 2016 Complete
Contract 2: Lift Stations, Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Service Stubs to Northland Drive March 2017 November 2018
Contract 3: Pine Lane, Poplar Drive, Poplar Crescent, Spruce Drive September 2017 November 2018
Contract 4: Christina Lake Drive, Father Mercredi Trail, Conklin Corner & three packaged lift stations April 2018 November 2018/2019
Contract 5: Service Connections May 2019/2020
End date will vary according to the number of service connection requests.

Draper

Detailed design is ongoing as we assess the geotechnical landscape in Draper.

Project Start Date End Date
Contract 1: Water, sewer and road work on Draper Road, lifts station and connections to Waterways system April 2018
November 2019
Contract 2: Service Connections May 2019/2020
TBD

Gregoire Lake Estates

Preliminary tree clearing and utility relocation work has occurred in Gregoire Lake Estates.

All remaining work is scheduled for completion between July 2017 and November 2018 with service connections starting in 2019. Tenders associated with the construction contracts will be out for bidding starting in April 2017.

Project Start Date End Date
Contract 1: Gregoire Avenue, Aspen Crescent, Poplar Crescent August 2017 July 2018
Contract 2: Lift station, water reservoir and lift station on crown land behind Poplar Cres. November 2017 November 2018
Contract 3: Force Main from Gregoire Lake Estates to Anzac November 2017 November 2018
Contract 4: Service Connections May 2019 End date will vary according to the number of service connection requests.

Janvier

Detailed design and tendering is ongoing. All remaining construction work is scheduled for completion between August 2017 and November 2018 with service connections starting in 2019.

Project Start Date End Date
Contract 1: Main Water and Sewer Line September 2017 November 2018/2019
Contract 2: Lagoon and Outfall Pipe May 2018
November 2018
Contract 3: Service Connections May 2019/2020 End date will vary according to the number of service connection requests.

Saprae Creek

Detailed design is ongoing. All remaining construction work is scheduled for completion between September 2017 and November 2018 with service connections starting in 2019.

Project Start Date End Date
Contract 1: Sommer Way, Spruce Valley Gate, Evergreen Place, Conifer Way, Spruce Valley Dr., Community Lane, Sol Park Dr., Weiss Dr., Janke Lane, Freestone Way, Saprae Cr. September 2017 November 2018
Contract 2: Force main, gravity main and lift station November 2017 November 2018
Contract 3: Service Connections May 2019/2020 End date will vary according to the number of service connection requests.

On July 9, 2014, Council approved the following improvements in Wood Buffalo’s rural communities:

  1. Full Pressure Water System and Gravity Sewer System for the communities of Anzac, Conklin, Gregoire Lake Estates.
  2. Trickle Fill Water System and Low Pressure Sewer System for the communities of Draper and Janvier.
  3. Low Pressure Sewer System for the community of Saprae Creek. Saprae Creek already has water supply service, which is also being upgraded.

What is a Full Pressure Water Distribution System?

In a Full Pressure system, water is piped into your home using water pressure generated in the water distribution system (water treatment plant, water reservoir and pump house). There is no holding tank required on your lot.

What is Trickle Fill Water Distribution System

In this system, water from your local water treatment plant is first stored in a water holding tank on your lot. The water is then pumped into your home using pressure generated by a pump in your holding tank.

What is a Gravity Sewer System?

Wastewater from your home flows gradually through downward sloping pipes on your lot, drawn by gravity to the municipal collection system or main sewer lines.

What is Low Pressure Sewer System?

Wastewater from your home is collected in a sewage holding tank on your lot. The tank is equipped with a pump that pumps the wastewater and solids to the municipal collection system or main sewer lines.

More information

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