City of Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Plant section

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City of Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Plant section

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  • Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant

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1961 -


The Wastewater Treatment Plant was created at the City of Red Deer in 1961 due to a demand from the Provincial Department of Health to install a secondary sewage treatment facility in order to minimize impacts on oxygen levels of the Red Deer river. The facility had a significant expansion and overhaul beginning in 1978.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant was managed by Public Works from its founding, who in turn reported to the City Engineer and other areas. The funding for the system moved from Public Works to Utilities in 1963. In 1995, Engineering Services was renamed Development Services. In 2006, Wastewater Treatment moved to report under the Environmental Services department.

Regional wastewater commissions started in 2005 which have had some impact on the City of Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Red Deer, Alberta

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The functions of the Wastewater Treatment Plant is to collect and process the wastewater that comes from the residential, commercial and industrial wastewater collection system. The Wastewater Treatment Plant oversees the following areas: Wastewater Treatment Plant processes, liquid processing, solids processing, and source control (including spills, fats, oils and greases, septic stations, and dewatering permits). (City of Red Deer website, April 2017)

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Red Deer and District Archives

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Administrative History Project, Wastewater Treatment (2016)
City of Red Deer website (Wastewater)(2017)

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