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Fort McMurray Ice Jam Flood Wastewater & Stormwater Systems Recovery

No strangers to disaster, Fort McMurray faced a 1-in-100 year flood event in April 2020

  • Fort McMurray, Alberta

    Fort McMurray, Alberta

Triaging damage to the RMMB’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and overseeing recovery efforts

In any emergency, quick, effective action is critical. During April 2020, our rapid response to the Ice Jam Flood helped mitigate severe damage to the wastewater and stormwater systems. With our boots on the ground approach, Stantec team members from many sectors came together to assist the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) in getting downtown Fort McMurray back online.

We mobilized all areas of our business, including the geospatial, community development, water, transportation, and environmental services teams to ensure all aspects of flood recovery and disaster response were addressed throughout the process. Deployment of dewatering pumps, emergency access roads, and outfall inspections limited the disruption to RMWB infrastructure. As the waters receded, focus shifted to recovery and 24-hour sewer inspection and cleaning efforts to remove accumulated debris in the sanitary and storm sewers.

Our team’s hard work allowed Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo to get their water and wastewater treatment functioning and the community on the road to recovery. 

At a Glance

  • RM of Wood Buffalo
Meet Our Team

Todd Simenson, Vice President

Strong client relationships are built from the ground up with a long-term vision and commitment to the details that make a difference.

Stephan Weninger, Principal, Water

At Stantec, we believe in fully understanding the needs of our clients, because we are invested in their communities and want to ensure they thrive.

Joel Sawatzky, Principal, Business Center Practice Leader, Water

Through collaboration and listening to our clients’ needs, we can provide smart solutions to deliver the right project in the best way.
Joel Sawatzky Principal, Business Center Practice Leader, Water Read More

Todd Simenson

Vice President

Stephan Weninger

Principal, Water

Joel Sawatzky

Principal, Business Center Practice Leader, Water

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