Evan-Thomas Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility

The expanded and upgraded Evan-Thomas Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kananaskis Country was officially opened on September 12, 2014.

State-of-the art technology and a new water treatment plant and a new wastewater treatment plant ensures:

  • The increasing demand for potable and drinking water essential for area residents, tourists and businesses is met; and
  • The environment in Kananaskis Country—notably, the Kananaskis River, is preserved.

In addition, expansions and upgrades to the water storage and distribution systems are increasing flow and enhance fire protection services throughout the area.

Public-private partnership

The Evan-Thomas Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility project was delivered using a public-private partnership (P3) approach.  Under the P3 delivery, EPCOR designed, built and provided partial financing for the project. EPCOR is responsible for operating the new water treatment plant, the new wastewater treatment plant, and the water storage and distribution systems until 2024 (10 years). Ownership of the facility remains with the Alberta government.