About the Project: Mill Creek Ravine North
As part of ongoing efforts to improve stormwater quality across Edmonton, the City is working to address water quality and erosion issues in Mill Creek, a small tributary of the North Saskatchewan River in the southeast part of Edmonton.
Mill Creek North starts north of Argyll Road and ends at the junction of Connors and Scona Roads. The southern portion of Mill Creek was diverted into a tunnel at 75 Street when the surrounding area was developed in the 1960s and 1970s. The water in the tunnel then flows into Mill Creek north of Argyll Road.
To continue improving water quality in Mill Creek, the City is considering oil and grit separators, stormwater ponds, wetlands and sewer diversions. This study will recommend feasible options.
Public Engagement and Timelines
Public Meeting #1
Project staff received feedback about what activities residents wanted and what they valued most about Mill Creek Ravine Park during a preliminary public meeting on June 9, 2016. The information collected at the public meeting was used by City staff to help prioritize water quality improvement projects.
Public Meeting #2
From June to November, project staff evaluated these water quality improvement and erosion reduction options. They received additional feedback from the public at an open house on November 3, 2016.
Staff will evaluate all feedback, finalize the study options and submit them to City Council in 2017 for potential funding in the next budget cycle (2019-2022).
Additional Projects in the Area
Integrated Infrastructure Services recently completed installation of two oil and grit separators, located on 96 Street at 80 Avenue and 87/89 Street at 73 Avenue. The separators are designed to improve water quality in Mill Creek and the North Saskatchewan River.
There is also currently an assessment underway of five wooden pedestrian bridges in Mill Creek Ravine. These bridges are bounded by 76 Avenue to the north, 89 Street to the east, and 91 Street to the west. To learn more about the project, please visit Mill Creek Pedestrian Bridges.
A technical feasibility study is currently underway to explore restoring connectivity between the south portion of Mill Creek and the North Saskatchewan River. To learn more, visit Mill Creek Daylighting Technical Feasibility Study.