The Drainage Design team completed major designs for Morris Pond, Neighbourhood Renewal, an innovative storage option for Bearspaw Flood Prevention, and odour control for Ambleside/Windermere pump station.
- Morris Pond:
Redesigned the natural wetland, which was a low spot on agricultural land and filled with water from Gold Bar Creek during rainfall events.
Enhanced berms were designed and constructed to isolate the recycling facility, and box culverts were built to divert flows into the pond.
Nowadays the pond can prevent further creek erosion, and hold water for enough time to allow contaminants to settle and be treated through a natural filtering process, and is a thriving wetland and home to frogs, waterfowl and several plant species.
- Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal:
This was developed to screen projects with open cut repairs to identify opportunities to use more cost-effective trenchless technologies for the repairs. There were more than $1 million in savings for about 90 open cut locations identified.
- Bearspaw Flood Prevention:
An innovative storage option is being developed to allow the resurfacing of roadways earlier that normal on the upgrading project for the Bearspaw, Keehewin, and Ermineskin neighbourhoods.
- Ambleside/Windermere Pump Station Odour Control:
Odour control solutions were pilot-tested in this pump station and the similar design will apply to the new Big Lake pump station.