Chestermere’s sanitary system is currently operating beyond its designed capacity.

Lift Station #13 (LS 13) (completed mid-2016) was designed to serve as Chestermere’s primary lift station, pumping Chestermere’s wastewater to Calgary. In addition to providing capacity required to relieve the existing system constraints, it has been designed to accommodate the growth expected over the next 25 years.

The LS 13 Forcemain Project is the construction of 5.5 km 600 mm forcemain from LS 13 to connect into the City of Calgary’s Great Plains Sanitary Trunk. Once constructed, it will divert wastewater from LS 13 to the City of Calgary sanitary network. While not a primary driver for the project, an ancillary benefit of constructing LS 13 FM as a second discharge main to Calgary, is the creation of operational redundancy within the system, potentially reducing the amount of emergency wastewater handling in case of a failure in one of the two main lift stations.

When constructed, LS 13 FM will have a total flow capacity of 450 L/s (existing pumps with a 550 mm forcemain); 92 L/S is required to relieve current system constraints by connecting lift stations 4, 5, and 12 via LS 13 to Calgary, with the remaining 358 L/s available to serve future development.

The project will be constructed in two phases with Phase 1 starting in March 2017.

Phase 1 Project Scope

Phase 1 construction of this project will start at Lift Station 13 and will end at Range Road 284.

Activity Timeline
Technical analysis and studies Prior to Q4 2016
Submission to municipality for review Q4 2016
Planning & design work Q4 2016 - Q1 2017
Construction bids awarded February 2017
Begin construction of Phase 1 March 2017
Complete construction of Phase 1 July 2017
Activity

Technical analysis and studies Prior to Q4 2016

Submission to municipality for review Q4 2016

Planning & design work Q4 2016 - Q1 2017

Construction bids awarded February 2017

Begin construction of Phase 1 March 2017

Complete construction of Phase 1 July 2017

Timeline

Technical analysis and studies

Submission to municipality for review

Planning & design work

Construction bids awarded

Begin construction of Phase 1

Complete construction of Phase 1

Road Closures: 

  • Rainbow Road Opened Early! As of May 5, 2017 Rainbow Road is open again. Thank you for your patience.
  • Crews will continue to work in the area of Township Road 240 through to July per the above schedule. Detour signs will be in place when a road closure is required and the closure will be noted online here.

*closed refers to allowing access only to residents living within the restricted zone itself  – no through traffic

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