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Project Updates:

The update for May 2017 is reflected in the new schedule located at the bottom of this page.

There are no RWSS updates for April 2017.

RWSS March 2017 Update

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RWSS August 2016 Update

RWSS March 2016 Update

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If you have questions about this project or other construction in Wood Buffalo, please contact the Construction Hotline by calling 780-793-1054 or emailing constructionhelpdesk@rmwb.ca.

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.

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.

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 May 2017 (or earlier if weather permits) and November 2018 with service connections beginning in 2019. Tenders associated with the construction contracts will be out for bidding starting in July 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. September 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. August 2017 November 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 with service connections starting in 2018-19.

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 July 2017 November 2018
Contract 4: Christina Lake Drive, Father Mercredi Trail, Conklin Corner & three packaged lift stations April 2018 November 2018
Contract 5: Service Connections July 2018 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 TBD TBD
Contract 2: Service Connections TBD 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 June 2017 July 2018
Contract 2: Lift station, water reservoir and lift station on crown land behind Poplar Cres. August 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 August 2017 November 2018
Contract 2: Lagoon and Outfall Pipe May 2018
November 2018
Contract 3: Service Connections May 2019 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 End date will vary according to the number of service connection requests.

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