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Archive: 2014 Annual Reports

Annual reports ensure compliance with provincial standards of quality and safety of services, as well as provide a summary of the performance of each individual facility run by the Municipality. Annual reports are required to be completed as a condition of the operating approvals issued by the Government of Alberta for many environmental service facilities. Reports may also be required as a condition of the Code of Practice for a specific facility.

2014 Reports and Brief Highlights

Underground Services Annual Report

  • Completed 67,747 work orders regarding water distribution and wastewater collection systems in the Municipality
  • Had 57 non-compliances water distribution systems, 56 in Fort McMurray and one in Fort Chipewyan, mostly relating to loss of pressure (e.g. line breaks)

Anzac: Waterworks System and Wastewater System

  • Zero non-compliances relating to either water or wastewater systems
  • Commissioning of the new potable water truck fill and distribution system will continue into 2015
  • A new wastewater treatment plant will replace the existing lagoon in 2015
  • Detailed design and construction of rural water and sewer servicing to begin in 2015

Conklin: New Waterworks System, Old Waterworks System and Wastewater System

  • The water system had two non-compliances, both related to the commissioning of the new plant
  • The wastewater system had one non-compliance relating to a missed sample during an authorized discharge
  • A new water treatment plant began operation in April 2014
  • Detailed design and construction of rural water and sewer servicing to begin in 2015

Fort Chipewyan: Waterworks System and Wastewater System

  • Zero non-compliances relating to the water treatment plant and wastewater collection system
  • Design of a new treatment plant is almost complete and design of a new raw water intake line was completed

Fort MacKay: Waterworks System and Wastewater System

  • Zero non-compliances relating to either water or wastewater systems
  • New membrane cartridges were installed at the water treatment plant and they increased the plant’s capacity by approximately 33 per cent
  • Design and predesign of lagoon upgrades is planned to begin in 2015

Fort McMurray: Waterworks System, Wastewater System, and Airport Wastewater System

  • The water treatment plant produced on average over thirty million liters of potable water every day with 90 per cent returned to the wastewater plant for treatment
  • There were two non-compliances relating to the water treatment plant, an unsatisfactory bacteriological sample (passed follow-up testing) and the UV dosing (due to commissioning of plant upgrades)
  • There were six non-compliances, for various reasons, from the Fort McMurray wastewater system
  • Upgrades and improvements continued at the water treatment plant (intake rehabilitation and plant expansion) and the wastewater plant (including new septage receiving area and several new lift stations)
  • The Airport lagoon was decommissioned and wastewater is now directed to the Fort McMurray wastewater system

Janvier: Waterworks System and Wastewater System

  • Zero non-compliances for wastewater, and one non-compliance for the water system relating to a disinfection by-product exceedance
  • A powder activated carbon system was added to the water treatment plant which should reduce levels of disinfection by-products
  • Detailed design and construction of rural water and sewer servicing to begin in 2015

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