Town of Canmore

South Bow River Water Main Loop

This project is identified in the Utility Master Plan and consists of two main parts. The first part is connecting the Three Sisters Parkway pipeline with the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Phase two of the project will bring the water line from the WWTP and connect it to the network on the east side of the highway by the small basketball course near the underpass.

The first part of the project involves installing approximately 400 metres of piping from the Three Sisters Parkway to the Bow River, where it will connect with an existing pipeline under the Bow River and finally completed to the Wastewater Treatment Plant on the other side. The map below shows the approximate work area.

Phase two of the South Bow Water Main Project, will provide the Town with a third connection increasing the redundancy of the existing system. This connection will allow Pump House two to supply treated water to Benchlands Reservoir, helping achieve 300 L/s of fire flow in Pressure Zone 13, as well as improving available fire flows throughout the Town. Construction will start at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, cross Bow Valley Trail and run along the side of the road to connect with an existing water line. The work area is noted below.

Construction Timelines - Updated March 10, 2021

  • Phase one is mostly complete.
  • Phase two has started with tree clearing in the project area.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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