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Roxboro sanitary lift station replacement

Sanitary lift stations, a vital part of our wastewater system, are used throughout Calgary to lift wastewater from low-lying areas to higher areas where it can flow by gravity to one of our three wastewater treatment plants.

The Roxboro sanitary lift station was built in 1956 and was designed to standards of that era. As the City of Calgary has grown over the past 60 years the requirements for the lift station have changed.

The Roxboro sanitary lift station, located in the northwest area of Roxboro Park, will be replaced with a more resilient structure that will ensure Calgarians continue to receive a high level of sanitary service.

After gathering input from residents on the final design, we have decided the exterior materials will be red bricks. Please visit our Engage page to see what we heard from residents and how we used that input to make the final decision. If you have any further questions about the project, please read ourRoxboro Sanitary Lift Station FAQ.


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  • Artist's rendering
  • Current Sanitary Lift Station
  • Current and New Location

Project Timeline

After the 2013 floods, a study was undertaken to collect data on the sanitary lift station requirements in Roxboro.

Once the study was completed in 2015, we hired a consultant who developed the preliminary design that is under review now. Construction of the structure will begin in late 2016, wrapping up in late 2017 including any landscaping to the old structure site.