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Fort Chipewyan Water Treatment Plant

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The Municipality has completed major upgrades to Fort Chipewyan’s Water Treatment Plant and water infrastructure. Penn-Co Construction Ltd is the prime contractor and Associated Engineering is the consultant for this project.


Construction started in April 2016 and the construction of the new Water Treatment Plant completed in summer 2018. New truck fill is scheduled for commissioning in May 2019. Construction inside the existing distribution pumphouse is on going. Residents can expect very minimal impacts as this project wraps up.

Scope of Project

The project included the following:

  • Building a new, larger water treatment plant (Completed and in operation since summer 2018)
  • Increasing the size of the current water reservoir that holds fresh water (Completed)
  • Upgrading the pump houses that bring water into the plant and then distribute it to homes (Completed)
  • Upgrading some of the existing water distribution pipe-lines (Completed)
  • Refurbishment of the existing WTP & Distribution Pump House (On Going)


Contact Information

If you have questions about this project or other construction in Wood Buffalo, please contact the Pulse at 780-743-7000 or toll free at 1-800-973-9663.