Aerial view of Edmonton's Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Edmonton’s Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant has selected Houston-based Headworks Inc., a wastewater screening manufacturing, to replace some of its existing equipment.

Located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the EPCOR-owned Gold Bar plant handles the wastewater requirements for over 820,000 people in the greater Edmonton area. The treatment capacity of the plant’s 48.2 acre site is 79 MGD, roughly enough to fill 37,000 Olympic-length swimming pools each year.

The existing multi-rake screens will be replaced with three Mahr Bar Screens, an order totalling over half a million dollars. The screens will each be designed to handle flows of 79 MGD with 6mm (1/4 inch) bar spacings and are scheduled to be installed in the spring of 2012.

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