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Crescent Heights Lift Station Completed, Trail Remains Closed

Trail Through Construction Site Remains Closed for Safety

Post Date:12/20/2018 10:15 AM

Medicine Hat – The construction of the new Crescent Heights Lift Station and associated infrastructure is completed, and the facility is now fully operational. Completion of the surface works including landscaping and reinstatement of the pathway will take place early in 2019. Until the pathway is reinstated, the site remains an active construction area and entry is prohibited. Please avoid this area, and obey the signs and barricades in place for your own safety.

Public safety is important to the City. We realize this is a popular trail and thank everyone for their extended patience. This major infrastructure project experienced delays due to unforeseen circumstances related to construction. An update will be provided in late spring 2019 about the reinstatement of this portion of the trail, including new asphalt and landscaping.

The project included substantial underground infrastructure as well as the above-ground facility:

  • Construction of a large underground vault which houses submersible pumps that convey wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Installation of two kilometers of 750mm forcemain which ties into the existing wastewater system
  • Construction of the above-ground building that houses electrical and mechanical controls and a back-up generator so the facility can maintain operation during utility power failure
  • Decommissioning and demolition of the original 1961 lift station facility

Visit the project information page for photos and updates. 

This new lift station facility is part of the City’s flood mitigation strategy which includes relocation of three existing lift stations to higher elevations where they can continue to operate in flood situations. The Crescent Heights Lift Station serves approximately 15% of the City’s population, including Riverside and most of Crescent Heights. Wastewater services were maintained seamlessly throughout the project, without disruption to customers.

Thank you for understanding and respecting the trail’s closure during the project, which will provide benefits for many years to come.

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For further information, please contact:

Evan Laturnas, Water and Sewer Engineer Environmental Utilities
City of Medicine Hat


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