Skip to main content
Start of main content

Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant - Enhanced Primary Treatment

Improving river water quality

  • 600


  • 86%

    Cso Reduction

  • Edmonton, Alberta

    Edmonton, Alberta

Creating a control center to protect Edmonton's water

Extreme wet weather events overload combined sewers, causing significant negative impacts to river water quality. In response, the City of Edmonton developed a control program with a number of components, including enhanced primary treatment (EPT) at their Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

After significant technological research, we defined the optimum process as chemically EPT with plate settlers. The uniquely staged process maximizes effectiveness by varying the level of treatment depending on plant inflow and associated loading conditions. Major system additions included 600 ML/day capacity EPT clarifiers, chemical systems to support the EPT process, 1,000 ML/day capacity upflow screens, new plant outfall and bypass conduits, EPT effluent transfer to UV disinfection, and odour control facilities. Stantec provided project management, conceptual planning, pilot testing, regulatory and permitting, preliminary and detailed design, construction engineering, controls/ programming services, and commissioning support.

The implementation of EPT has reduced the untreated CSO volume by 86%, resulting in direct river water quality improvements.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Dan Chernishenko, Regional Business Leader, Water (Canada West)

I look for ways to challenge myself—in both my work and my personal life. That’s how I’ve found my success.
Dan Chernishenko Regional Business Leader, Water (Canada West) Read More

Dan Chernishenko

Regional Business Leader, Water (Canada West)

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content
To top