Northwest Lift Station Replacement – Traffic Advisory
HIGH RIVER, AB: Preliminary work for the replacement of the Northwest life station is tentatively scheduled to get underway the week of September 7.
The replacement lift station will be built on the southwest corner of High Country Drive and 7th Street NW. The lift station construction is not expected to impact traffic or pedestrians. However, the tie-in’s to the existing sanitary collection system will lead to traffic disruptions on 7th Street NW, south of High Country Drive. Further details will be posted on the Town website as the project moves ahead.
Once the new lift station is built, the existing Northwest, Wallaceville and Eagleview lift stations will be removed and their sites landscaped. The northwest lift station replacement project is expected to be completed in 2021.
What does a lift station do?
The Town’s wastewater collection system is comprised of 12 sanitary lift stations and 90 kilometres of gravity and force mains. Waste water flows from each neighbourhood into the lift station where it is then pumped to the Town’s main lift station. From the main lift station the wastewater is then pumped to the Town’s wastewater treatment plant.