Edmonton-Strathcona County Co-operation
Co-operation between the City of Edmonton (City) and Strathcona County (Strathcona) is managed through The 34th Street Agreement, The Drainage Transfer Station Agreement, and discussions on trans-boundary watershed management by the Joint Watershed Management Group.
The 34th Street Sanitary Trunk (Trunk) is owned by Strathcona. The City leases a portion of the sanitary sewer trunk running along 34th Street to the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant on a yearly basis. In turn, the City charges Strathcona to process its wastewater. The existing agreement will expire in 2011. We are working toward a long term servicing agreement for using this trunk, which will address the following issues:
- Confirm the ultimate service boundaries of the Trunk
- Finalize and agree on the upgrading plan and schedule for the Trunk
- Evaluate the cost of using the Trunk to ensure it is fair & reasonable
- Address handling of biosolids
The Drainage Transfer Station Agreement allocates responsibilities for the Clover Bar wastewater transfer station on the City/Strathcona border. Drainage Services is responsible for the collection, load analysis, billing, and regulatory enforcement. Strathcona maintains the site, access roads, and overall operation. Revenues and expenses are shared evenly.
- Met 7 times to discuss various issues of trans-boundary watershed management including stakeholder identification, definition of vision & goals, information exchange, and research examples from other jurisdictions
- Provided a high-level report to General Managers Meeting and obtained management approval on the general direction of the discussion
- Developed draft Terms of Reference for Trans-Boundary Watershed Management Study
- Met with Alberta Infrastructure & Transportation to discuss stormwater management opportunity within the Northeast Ring Road Project