Sturgeon Heights Reservoir & Pump Station Replacement & Decommissioning Project

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Existing Sturgeon Heights Reservoir and Pump Station


The Sturgeon Heights 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 the two other structures in the community to distribute potable water to St. Albert residents, schools, and businesses. 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 and pump station will remain operational while a new reservoir and pump station is being built. This means the new structure must be located within Salisbury Park to utilize the current underground infrastructure, as well as to maintain water pressure and meet demand requirements. Once construction of the new reservoir and pump station is complete and operational, the current reservoir and pump station will be decommissioned, and restoration of the park will take place.

The new facility will blend into the natural environment and be visually appealing to surrounding residents and park users.

Three phases of stakeholder and community engagement are planned to take place in spring (now complete - View Phase 1 Engagement Report), summer (now complete - View Phase 2 Engagement Report) and late fall of 2021.

The recommended concept option has been developed for the design of the new pump station structure and park space. Visit the Virtual Open House to see the recommended concept option.


The Sturgeon Heights 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 the two other structures in the community to distribute potable water to St. Albert residents, schools, and businesses. 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 and pump station will remain operational while a new reservoir and pump station is being built. This means the new structure must be located within Salisbury Park to utilize the current underground infrastructure, as well as to maintain water pressure and meet demand requirements. Once construction of the new reservoir and pump station is complete and operational, the current reservoir and pump station will be decommissioned, and restoration of the park will take place.

The new facility will blend into the natural environment and be visually appealing to surrounding residents and park users.

Three phases of stakeholder and community engagement are planned to take place in spring (now complete - View Phase 1 Engagement Report), summer (now complete - View Phase 2 Engagement Report) and late fall of 2021.

The recommended concept option has been developed for the design of the new pump station structure and park space. Visit the Virtual Open House to see the recommended concept option.

Page last updated: 19 October 2021, 07:44