Mill Creek Water Quality Study

As part of ongoing efforts to improve stormwater quality across Edmonton, the City is working to address quality and erosion issues in Mill Creek. The north section of Mill Creek starts north of Argyll Road and ends at the junction of Connors and Scona Roads.  The southern portion of Mill Creek was diverted into a tunnel at 75 Street when the surrounding industrial area was developed in the 1960s and 1970s.  The waster in the tunnel then flows into Mill Creek north of Argyll Road. 

To continue improving water quality in Mill Creek, the City has considered oil and grit separators, stormwater ponds, wetlands and sewer diversions along or near the north section of Mill Creek.  These options were presented at an open house on June 9, 2016. Since then, project staff have evaluated these water quality improvement and erosion reduction options. 

The City is considering the following improvements:

  • Installing oil and grit separators at strategic locations to improve water quality. 
  • Creating a small stormwater pond or wetland feature just north of Argyll Road.
  • Constructing a new stormwater sewer to diver high flows.

City staff are now seeking our feedback to determine the best way forward.  Ritchie residents are encouraged to share their thoughts at a second public meeting.

Thursday, November 3
C3 Church - 9425-76 Ave
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

More information about the project can be found online. Between Nov 3-18 people will also be able to complete an online survey.