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Lift Stations

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DYK Purmal LiftIn a sanitary sewer collection system, a Lift Station (pump station) is used to move wastewater through the sanitary sewer mains from lower to higher elevations, where natural gravity flow decreases, with the end destination being the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A typical lift station consists of a wet-well where the wastewater is first received; various pumps and motors; pipes; valves; power supply system; alarm controls and systems for monitoring pump operations and wastewater levels; as well as an odor control and ventilation system.

There are 16 City owned Lift Stations in operation in Medicine Hat.

Lift Station Names and Locations

Balmoral Lift Station – Braemar Street SE

Brier Park Lift Station – Brier Park Road NW

Crescent Heights Lift Station – Parkview Close NE

Cottonwood Lift Station – 10 Avenue SW

Desert Blume Lift Station – Canyon Creek Drive SW (shown below)

Harlow Lift Station – Harris Street SW

Northlands Lift Station – Division Avenue N

Purmal Lift Station – along Seven Persons Creek on Porcelain Avenue SE

Ranchlands Lift Station – Ranchlands Boulevard NE

River Heights Lift Station – 7 Avenue SW

Ross Glen Lift Station – Ross Glen Road SE

Ross View Lift Station – Ross Glen Drive SE

Saamis Heights Lift Station – Sunset Avenue SW

Southlands Lift Station – South Boundary Road SE

South West Agro Lift Station – Gershaw Drive SW

Thompson Lift Station – Taylor Avenue SEDesert Blume Lift Station