City to explain water plant upgrading
Residents are invited to learn more about a proposed new backup generator at the water treatment plant at the Golden Circle on Wednesday.
The information session is scheduled from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
City council approved $89 million in 2003 to 2009 for the upgrades, of which $39 million on upgrades has already been spent.
Over the last 10 years, the current plant has undergone phased upgrades to meet growth demands and regulatory requirements.
Gord Ludtke, city environmental planning engineer, said the current plant was built in 1983.
The new 2.25-megawatt generator will replace the existing 500-kilowatt generator.
The generator will be used during power outages, shedding power loads during peak demand periods and to exercise the generator for maintenance.
As part of the approval process, the Alberta Utilities Commission requires the city to do a variety of things, including noise and emission studies.
This month, notices were mailed out to residents near the treatment plant as part of the participant involvement program.
The notices give the public some information about the studies and provides an opportunity for feedback on the project.
All the information will be forwarded onto the Alberta Utilities Commission. The AUC will hold a hearing sometime in November or December.
For more information or to provide feedback, go to www.reddeer.ca/water.