CUI 2017 Capital Projects
CUI is undertaking multiple water and wastewater capital projects in 2017 to relieve existing system constraints, ensure compliance with environmental standards and accommodate future growth of the community. Information regarding Chestermere’s water & wastewater systems can be found in the 2017 Water Capital Projects Justification and below.
Chestermere’s Water System
CUI’s water system distributes water throughout the City from a central reservoir and pump station. Treated water is supplied to the reservoir from The City of Calgary via two supply mains. The reservoir at the corner of Merganser Dr. West and Rainbow Rd is a series of four underground concrete vaults with a storage capacity of 13,600 cubic meters (m3). Storage of the treated water underground avoids contamination from environmental factors and reduces re-chlorination requirements prior to being pumped into the distribution system. The distribution system includes 75 KM of water mains, and the associated valves and fire hydrants as well as individual service connections.
Chestermere’s Wastewater System
CUI’s wastewater system is comprised of a 74km network of gravity sewer, more than 15km of forcemain and 13 lift stations. Currently all the City’s wastewater is collected at Lift Station 10 and pumped to the City of Calgary for treatment through a 450 mm forcemain. A 250 mm forcemain is inactive and on standby for use in emergency situations.
LS 13 Forcemain – Phase 1 construction is resuming and Township Road 240 will be closed from Rainbow Road to the Canal. Township Road 240 will be closed from Rainbow Road to the Canal from 7:00am Monday May 29, 2017 to 8:00am Saturday June 10.
2017 Capital Projects Listing