Update Nov 25, 2020
Transmission Line Phase A (which includes Sandy Beach)
The Summer Villages have been asked to confirm commitment to the project by March 1 2021 and are seeking advice from Engineers on course for own lagoon as well as some extension to end of April to reply to Committee once feedback has been received on Water for Life and AWCCP grant applications for the lagoon. A open house on the future of wastewater and costs associated is planned for the near future. The website will be the ONLY source of information on this.
Oct 30, 2020
The Summer Villages of Sunrise Beach and Sandy Beach have requested that they have more time to evaluate the financial implications of this Project, therefore they will not be scheduling a meeting with the Town of Onoway in the near future to discuss and review the Wastewater Services Agreement and therefore immediate deliberation on the MOU and IA is on hold until further notice.
Sandy Beach will keep you advised on the status of the Project.
The Discharge officially ended at the end of September 2019
Our Engineers has requested a new discharge or extension which has been approved.
The discharge is likely to start early June or July 2020 - same conditions apply as per PUBLIC NOTICE - the lagoon is off limits and the area is as per the map in the Public Notice.
Discharge in Process To START JUNE 2020
March 12th is a important Joint Lagoon Meeting as joining the transmission line and its proposed cost will be discussed as well as wastewater haul and fees in the area - the meeting is at 6 pm at the Sandy Hall.
Start Date: 23 June 2019
Completion: Approx. 3-5 days from start date.
For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT:
Tel: 780.967.2873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019
The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting first week of June 2019. Lakeshore Residents please take note. ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances. The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete. Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.
PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019
Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application
Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)
- Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
- Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
- Gypsum SDS
PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019
The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.
Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon. Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful.
Update February 2019
the discharge application has now been submitted to AEPCC for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.
Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to reduce saline content.
Update Nov 2018
AEP is requiring the Summer Village to complete the requested soil testing and reports to proceed with an discharge approval.