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Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Commissioned in September of 2008 through Graham Edmonds Cartier Architecture and consulting engineers CH2MHILL, Stantec, and Earth Tech

The design of the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant aims to integrate the buildings and structures into the natural and constructed landscape of the site through the use of natural materials, such as zinc cladding and river stone gabions. Careful placement of earth berms and green roofs provide naturalized visual screening to reduce the apparent size of the plant both from the river and the escarpment above.

The facility’s administration building is LEED Gold certified

The Pine Creek wastewater treatment plant was designed not only to meet the needs of the city today but also to accommodate a 700 percent population increase in the future – with an initial capacity of 100 million liters per day (ML/d) and an ultimate capacity of 700 ML/d.

Enjoy the visceral experience of a Wastewater Treatment plant tour and learn first-hand why Calgary is rated as one of the best cities in Canada in terms of wastewater treatment! Pine Creek is Calgary’s newest wastewater treatment plant. It is also one of Canada’s most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly water treatment plants.

Participants will be guided through the wastewater plant by one of The City’s operators where they will learn firsthand how wastewater enters the plant, flows through each stage of treatment, and is ultimately released clean to flow back into the river.

Please note the following important tour information:

  • Tours are approximately one hour in length.
  • Tour times are: 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Participation is on a first come first served basis.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children under 12 are welcome to visit the site and participate in other fun learning activities.
  • Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required
  • All participants will be required to fill out a Waiver of Liability

From Calgary, head south on Macleod Trail OR exit off of Stoney Trail SE onto Chaparral Blvd. Take the 194 Ave SE exit and turn east. Follow 194 Ave SE down into the valley until you see the sign to turn right into the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Follow the signs until you reach the building/ parking lots. Although the street address is 3131 210 Ave SE, note that there is no direct access from the 201 Ave SE exit from Macleod Trail.

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Date:
September 22, 2018
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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