We are a diverse group of citizens and River-valley park-users who are concerned about EPCOR’s intention to rezone River Valley parkland to expand its sewage treatment functions and bring a large sewage trunkline into Gold Bar Park, despite better options for managing the wastewater processing needs of a growing city – now and into the future.
SGBPA encourages all citizens concerned about EPCOR’s proposal for major expansion of the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant to speak with their provincial candidates for the upcoming election and their city councillor. SGBPA recently met with both David Dorward (UCP) and Marlin Schmidt (NDP) to 1. confirm the unsuitability of Gold Bar Park as a destination for major sewage expansion and 2. ensure they were aware of the long-standing plan to construct the new South Edmonton Sanitary Sewage (SESS) trunkline to the rurally-located Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Treatment Facility. The City of Edmonton’s original plan to build the SESS to the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Treatment Facility continues to be the obvious best decision to mitigate negative impacts on our citizens’ quality of life and to prevent future rezoning of our river valley parkland and connected trail system.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer with our group in our efforts to protect Gold Bar Park. We’d love to hear from you.