North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System receives 2019 APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award

The North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission (NRDRWWSC) is pleased to announce that the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Alberta Chapter’s Project of the Year Award, for Projects over $10 Million, at the 2019 APWA Excellence in Public Works Conference and Tradeshow, held in Red Deer from October 7- 9, 2019.

“The APWA Alberta Chapter was pleased to present the project of the year award to the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission. It is always great to see commissions like this work collaboratively together to tackle a big project like this. Congratulations,” said Peter McDowell, Past President, American Public Works Association Alberta Chapter.

The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/ engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects.

“I was pleased to accept this award on behalf of the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission. Completed on time and on budget, the wastewater transmission system is a great, forward-thinking project that ensures our members have access to safe, reliable and effective wastewater treatment services for the foreseeable future,” said Ken Wigmore, NRDRWWSC Chair

Designed by Stantec, the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System promises a cleaner future for communities in central Alberta. Completed on time and on budget, the project incorporates innovative approaches and leading-edge technologies to provide a modern wastewater solution for 25,000 residents living in central Alberta and protect the sensitive watershed that supplies drinking water for 150,000 Albertans.

“The North Red Deer Regional Wastewater system highlights the importance of strong relationships between municipal neighbours and shows what can be accomplished when all levels of government work together. This line makes life better for residents and businesses in central Alberta, and we are honoured for our role on this APWA Project of the Year,” said Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law.

Commissioned in April 2018, the transmission system pumps wastewater to the state-of-the-art regional treatment plant in Red Deer. The project consists of a 28-kilometre pipeline, one odour management facility and two major lift stations.

The City of Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Plant also received extensive upgrades in order to accept wastewater from the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System. The upgrades significantly increased the capacity of the plant, as it now services a population of over 150,000 people.