Former East Royalty Lagoon Site Work

Former East Royalty Lagoon Site Work
Posted on 06/23/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility will soon begin the next phase of work at the former East Royalty Lagoon. The lagoon was replaced by a liftstation and sewer forcemain in December 2019. Since that time, the lagoon has not received wastewater. In May 2020, the water level in the lagoon was lowered by pumping the water to the new liftstation for delivery to the treatment plant on Riverside Drive. The next step to manage the decommissioning of the site is pumping the remaining contents of the lagoon into large, porous bags. The solid contents are trapped in the bags and water is sent to the treatment plant on Riverside Drive. The solid contents in the bags will be tested to determine the most appropriate use of the material. It is anticipated that the material will be used as a soil amendment.

Pumping is anticipated to begin at the end of June. Residents are advised that there may be some odor generated during the 7-10 days of pumping the contents of the lagoon into the dewatering bags. The Utility will attempt to minimize odors and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Following the lagoon emptying, fill will be trucked onto the site to begin the process of converting it to parkland. This will result in a temporary increase in truck traffic on Robertson Road.