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.

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