Conrich Waterline Extension


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Construction of the northern portion of the waterline project from Cambridge Estates to the County’s Conrich reservoir (Phase 2 in the project map below) is now complete. Blackie Site Works will shut down for the winter break and will return on-site in early January to commission this section of the waterline. County potable water services will be delivered to the community of Cambridge Estates following the successful commissioning and turnover of the waterline which is anticipated in January.

Blackie Site Works will be re-visiting the south portion of the project (near the community of Prince of Peace) in early 2022 to complete some additional items added to the project in November 2021. Once this portion is completed, and the remaining section of waterline within Phase 4 of Cambridge Estates is completed (by others), the waterline will be tested and commissioned. This is expected to occur in spring 2022.

Black Site Works will remain on site into the spring of 2022 to replace all asphalt that was removed during the waterline installation project and perform all other site clean-up activities, as this work cannot be done throughout the winter.

Previous Information

October 13, 2021

  • Phase 1 of the project was completed at the beginning of October and work will be commencing after the Thanksgiving long weekend on Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 is expected to last from mid-October for approximately one month to mid-November. During this time, Conrich Road as well as Meadow Ridge Drive will be impacted. Residents are asked to continue to follow directional signage and safety personnel on-site.

September 17, 2021

  • The construction of the waterline has progressed throughout the summer, with the Highway 1 crossing nearing completion. Work will then continue on the south portion of the project (Phase 1) along the Range Road 285 corridor. The completion for Phase 1 is targeted for the end of September.
  • Following this, work related to Phase 2 (the north portion) will begin, commencing at the existing County pump station near Township Road 245A, and proceeding southwest from this location. Anticipated completion of the north segment is sometime in November. The water line will then be tested and commissioned.


The Conrich Water Line Extension Project will bring County potable water servicing through Conrich to primarily service the existing communities of Cambridge Estates and Prince of Peace.

The project involves installing a water main from the County’s existing reservoir and pump station on Township Road 245A, through the community of Conrich, south under Highway 1, to the Prince of Peace community. The project will tie over 500 new customers onto the County’s East Rocky View potable water system. In September 2020 Council approved $2 million in Municipal Stimulus funding for the project, and the remaining funding was approved in April 2021, bringing the total project budget to $4.9 million. The project is planned for completion by the end of 2021.

Engineering of the project was completed in the spring of 2021 by Sedulous Engineering and the construction tender was awarded in June to Blackie Site Works Ltd. Construction of the project will be done in two phases; with Phase 1 encompassing the south portion along Range Road 285 to Prince of Peace, and Phase 2 encompassing the northern portion from the County’s existing pump station to Cambridge Estates as shown in the map below.


Howard Christianson
Project Manager