WATER & ENVIRONMENT

Innovative Environmentally Friendly Water Supply

The area includes wetlands and deciduous flora that drain naturally into specific locations throughout the site. High PlainsIndustrial Park will maximize the benefit of these unique features by creating a sophisticated storm water management system which will provide two distinct advantages to industry:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESERVE

In partnership with Old’s College, featuring research facility and innovative Storm Water Re-Use System.

PARTICIPATION IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT

As part of the Province of Alberta’s “Water for Life” strategy, research teams from Olds College will establish a wetland “laboratory” on the High Plains site. Researchers will conduct ongoing aquatic vegetation research, species production, and operational monitoring.

The planned stormwater natural filtration process is being called the “treatment train.” It is hoped that information gathered from this project will provide a knowledge base and help to develop procedures that enable similarly progressive environmental practices on other industry sites.

A SUPERIOR SUPPLY FOR WATER-HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Water from the stormwater system will be acceptable for industrial uses. The bottom line for our tenants is a lower-priced water supply that is safe for industrial purposes, such as concrete manufacturing and pipe bending.

A portion of the profit generated by the pump house facility will be provided to Olds College to facilitate ongoing research. Click here for the Olds College  Project Activity Report.