53 & 81 Salisbury Avenue Reserve Designation Removal

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Aerial view of Sturgeon Reservoir, Vital Grandin School, and Salisbury Park


The water reservoir and pump station, located at 37 Sunset Boulevard, is the main St. Albert reservoir which receives water from the City of Edmonton supply line and works with two other structures in the community to distribute potable water to St. Albert residents and businesses.

Constructed in 1957, the structure has undergone multiple additions and renovations to comply with increased demand and regulatory requirements. However, as the oldest structure of its kind in St. Albert, it can no longer be upgraded and must be rebuilt to ensure the long-term reliable and safe distribution of potable water for the community.

To ensure water services in the City are not disrupted, the current reservoir must remain operational while a new reservoir is being built. This means it must be constructed on an adjacent plot of land near the existing facility – either 53 or 81 Salisbury Avenue – because of the current underground infrastructure and to maintain water pressure and meet demand requirements. Once construction of the new reservoir is complete, the decommissioning and restoration of the old facility will take place.

There will be three steps to this process:

  1. Reserve designation removal required – the designation of the adjacent plot of land must change to accommodate the new reservoir. If this step is approved by Council, then the project will progress to steps 2 and 3.
  2. New reservoir design and construction – the new reservoir will be built on an adjacent plot of land.
  3. Removal of the old reservoir – once the new reservoir is operational, the old reservoir will be torn down.

This page is for Step 1 of the project. If you have any feedback on the Reserve designation removal, please contact Barb Dupuis, whose contact details are on the right hand side of the page. Please note, a separate page will be set up to gather feedback for Steps 2 and 3 of the process in May 2021.


The water reservoir and pump station, located at 37 Sunset Boulevard, is the main St. Albert reservoir which receives water from the City of Edmonton supply line and works with two other structures in the community to distribute potable water to St. Albert residents and businesses.

Constructed in 1957, the structure has undergone multiple additions and renovations to comply with increased demand and regulatory requirements. However, as the oldest structure of its kind in St. Albert, it can no longer be upgraded and must be rebuilt to ensure the long-term reliable and safe distribution of potable water for the community.

To ensure water services in the City are not disrupted, the current reservoir must remain operational while a new reservoir is being built. This means it must be constructed on an adjacent plot of land near the existing facility – either 53 or 81 Salisbury Avenue – because of the current underground infrastructure and to maintain water pressure and meet demand requirements. Once construction of the new reservoir is complete, the decommissioning and restoration of the old facility will take place.

There will be three steps to this process:

  1. Reserve designation removal required – the designation of the adjacent plot of land must change to accommodate the new reservoir. If this step is approved by Council, then the project will progress to steps 2 and 3.
  2. New reservoir design and construction – the new reservoir will be built on an adjacent plot of land.
  3. Removal of the old reservoir – once the new reservoir is operational, the old reservoir will be torn down.

This page is for Step 1 of the project. If you have any feedback on the Reserve designation removal, please contact Barb Dupuis, whose contact details are on the right hand side of the page. Please note, a separate page will be set up to gather feedback for Steps 2 and 3 of the process in May 2021.

  • Public Hearing Date Set

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    A public hearing date has been set for the Resolution for Removal of Designation as Reserve at 53 & 81 Salisbury Avenue for July 5, 2021.

    Speaking to City Council at the Public Hearings

    If you wish to address Council orally in respect of the Resolution for Removal of Designation as Reserve at 53 & 81 Salisbury Avenue, you must send an email to legislative@stalbert.ca indicating your desire to speak, not later than 3:00 p.m. July 2, 2021. You will then receive a reply email containing a “ZOOM” meeting invitation for approximately 4:00 p.m. with a link to join the meeting. When it is your time to speak the Chair of the Hearing will ask the ZOOM Meeting Host to bring you into the meeting to speak.

    Groups and individuals, including agents who have registered to represent four or fewer other affected parties shall be allotted a maximum of five minutes to make their presentations. Agents who have registered to represent at least five other affected parties shall be allotted a maximum of ten minutes to make their presentations. Further instructions and information will be included in the ZOOM meeting invitation.

    Individuals wishing to address Council in the capacity of agent for one or more other persons at the Public Hearing must register with Legislative Services by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021 by emailing legislative@stalbert.ca and declaring their intention to act as an agent at the Public Hearing and must submit a separate, completed, signed Agent Declaration form, which can be obtained by requesting email to legislative@stalbert.ca, for each affected party that they will be representing. An Agent Declaration form must be signed and dated by the individual being represented and must be submitted by email sent to legislative@stalbert.ca no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021.

    Written Submissions

    Whether or not you are speaking at the Public Hearing, if you desire to write to City Council, you must e-mail your written submission to hearings@stalbert.ca not later than 12:00 noon, Wednesday June 30, 2021. Written submissions received by this deadline will be included in the meeting agenda package that is distributed to Council members and posted on the City’s public website on Friday, July 2, 2021.

    Written submissions received by either administration or councillors after the deadline noted above will not be considered at the Public Hearing.

    All written submissions must include the name of the person making the submission.

  • Interested in following more phases of this project?

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    If you were interested in this phase of the project, you will probably want to check out the Sturgeon Heights Reservoir & Pump Station Replacement & Decommissioning Project, which focuses on what the new park should look like.

  • Thanks for your input!

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    Please review the What We Heard Report regarding this phase of the project.