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North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

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North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant ProjectNorth Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project<div class="ExternalClassFB63D9C2422B4B52A69278B5125CFC8B"><p>Metro Vancouver is building the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, a new treatment facility that will provide tertiary treatment to better protect the environment and meet the needs of a growing region.​<br></p><p>The program includes:<br></p><ul><li>The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project<br>See below for project updates</li><li>The pump station and sewer pipes to serve the new plant (the Conveyance Project) <br>See below for project updates​ </li><li>Decommissioning the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant <br> Decommissioning of the Lions Gate Plant and associated remediation of the site will occur when construction of the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is complete. The Lions Gate Plant is located on lands leased from the Province. When decommissioning and remediation is finished, the land will be returned to the Province, who intend to transfer it to Squamish Nation, in accordance with Provincial objectives.​​​​​</li></ul><h3>About the treatment plant</h3><p>The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a new tertiary treatment facility being built to serve over 250,000 residents and businesses in the Districts of North and West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).​ It will replace the existing primary level Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant on the North Shore. Tertiary treatment exceeds federal regulatory requirements for treatment technology and will ensure the treated wastewater released into the marine environment of the Burrard Inlet is much cleaner. </p><h3>​Project Benefits<br></h3><p>The new plant will:</p><ul><li>Provide tertiary treatment to better protect the environment</li><li>Improve the quality of the treated wastewater released into the Burrard Inlet</li><li>Feature a modern, enclosed design and robust odour control system to prevent odour from reaching neighbouring residents and businesses</li><li>Recover heat for use by the Lonsdale Energy Corporation as an alternative energy source</li><li>Be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and ENVISION Gold certification standards</li><li>Include a public plaza, education and community meeting spaces</li></ul></div>District of North Vancouver

 

 

October 2023 Project Status UpdateOctober 2023 Project Status Update<div class="ExternalClassF79C04EB09684BD09907520A55E766CD"><p>​​On September 29, 2023, Metro Vancouver's Board Chair struck a task force to conduct a review of various options to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program. The timeline for the task force to report their findings and recommendations to the Board is expected to be mid 2024. Meanwhile, Metro Vancouver continues to work with PCL (the construction manager) and AECOM (the design consultant) to advance the project. </p><p>Producing an estimate, schedule, and delivery plan for an infrastructure project such as this is complex and takes time. Numerous design and construction errors and deficiencies were identified from the previous contractor, who was responsible for both designing and building the new treatment plant. Over the past several months we have been working to correct these deficiencies and advance the design in order to develop an accurate schedule and cost estimate to complete the project.</p><p>Metro Vancouver will continue to provide project updates as new information becomes available. We look forward to the successful completion of a tertiary treatment plant that meets and exceeds safety and regulatory requirements.​<br></p></div>10/4/2023 7:00:00 AM

 

 

North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Programhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionImages/_t/North-shore-WWTP-program-map_jpg.jpgNorth Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program
Architectural rendering of the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Planthttps://metrovancouver.org/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionImages/_t/rendering-north_shore_WWTP-aerial1_jpg.jpgArchitectural rendering of the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 

Project activities Project activities <div class="ExternalClassCE00BDBA83324EFF9134D4517C00EFB8"><p>PCL is continuing early works construction at the treatment plant site through early 2024. </p><p>What to expect on and near the site over the coming month:</p><ul><li>​Crews using cranes to move equipment and materials around the site</li><li>Construction noise from power tools and equipment</li><li>Intermittent periods of noisier work during concrete saw and jackhammer use</li><li>Crews repairing concrete deficiencies on existing structures</li><li>Crews working on scaffolding, rebar, and formwork</li><li>Vehicles delivering materials to the site via West 1st Street, between Pemberton Avenue and Philip Avenue</li><li>Crews conducting minor road maintenance as needed on West 1st Street</li></ul> ​ </div>​<br>
Impacts and mitigationImpacts and mitigation<div class="ExternalClassD19E23728F984E9193233FFD628F260E"><p>Construction impacts for the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant project may include:</p><ul><li>Traffic pattern changes and possible temporary delays</li><li>Parking restrictions</li><li>Large vehicles and heavy equipment in the work area and on nearby roads</li><li>Construction noise and vibration</li></ul>​​<br></div>
Work hoursWork hours<div class="ExternalClass50BE9A7547744E9FA24E45A3AC7C15CE"><p>Monday to Friday between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm </p><p>Saturdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm</p><p>All work will comply with District of North Vancouver bylaws or granted bylaw variances. Advance notification will be provided if extended working hours are scheduled.</p>​<br></div>
EngagementEngagement<div class="ExternalClass7C41DFAEB3294E1CB7F103C62657ECC6"><p>Metro Vancouver is committed to minimizing impacts and working with the community to listen to concerns and interests and ensure they are considered as the project progresses. A community liaison is available to address issues, answer questions from the community, and provide project updates as they arise.</p><p>We have worked closely with North Shore communities, special interest groups, local governments and First Nations since 2012 to learn about their values, interests and concerns. This engagement informed the design of the new wastewater treatment plant. </p><ul class="fa-ul"><li><span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-link"></i></span> <a href="/services/liquid-waste/Pages/public-local-community-meetings.aspx" target="_blank" title="Public and local community meetings">Public and local community meetings</a></li></ul>​ </div>
Project MaterialsProject Materials<div class="ExternalClass9F85C9D77BFD4B6DAA7345CFCF4E131B"><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-newsletter-2022-04.pdf" target="_blank">Fact Sheet​ - North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant​</a>​<br></li></ul><h3>Project Backgrounder​<br></h3><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span>​<a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/nswwtp-backgrounder-document-background-paper.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - September - No​rth Shore Wastewater Treatment Backgrounder</a></li></ul><h3>​Email newsletter​s​​<br></h3><p>From April 2022 onwards, we will provide the community with updates about the project and site activities approximately once a month through an email newsletter. You can sign up to be on the mailing list by clicking the button under “Stay Connected”.<br></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> ​<a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2024-01.pdf" target="_blank">2024 - January - Monthly Newsletter</a>​<br></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-11.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - November - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-10.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - October - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-09.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - September - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionDocuments/nswwtp-community-newsletter-August2023.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - August - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-06.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - June ​- Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-05.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - May - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-04.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - April - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-03.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - March - Monthly Newsletter​</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2023-01.pdf" target="_blank">2023 - January - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2022-12.pdf" target="_blank">​2022 - December - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> ​​ <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2022-11.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - November - Monthly Newsletter​</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2022-10.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - October - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2022-09.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - September - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2022-08.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - August - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-project-community-newsletter-2022-06.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - June - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-email-newsletter-2022-05.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - May - Monthly Newsletter</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/north-shore-wwtp-email-newsletter-2022-04.pdf" target="_blank">2022 - April - Monthly Newsletter​</a></li></ul>​<span style="color:#262626;font-family:"segoe ui semilight", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1.15em;">​​​​Media releases​</span><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/media-room/media-release/823" target="_blank" title="New Task Force Will Provide Options for Completing the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program">New Task Force Will Provide Options for Completing the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program - September 29, 2023​​</a></li><li>​ <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/media-room/media-release/722" target="_blank" title="Metro Vancouver Finalizes Contract for Completion of North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project – April 20, 2022">Metro Vancouver Finalizes Contract for Completion of North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project – April 20, 2022</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/media-room/media-release/699" target="_blank" title="Metro Vancouver Initiates Termination Process for Contract with Acciona on North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant—October 15, 2021">Metro Vancouver Initiates Termination Process for Contract with Acciona on North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant—October 15, 2021​</a></li></ul><h3>Reports and presentations</h3><p> <strong>July 19, 2023</strong><br> Phase 2 Design Build Consulting Services for the Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant - Change Order to AECOM Contract PC14-0408​<br></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Jul-19_AGE.pdf#page=91" target="_blank" title="Phase 2 Design Build Consulting Services for the LGWWTP - Change Order to AECOM Contract PC14-0408">Report</a></li></ul> Award of RFP No. 23-121 Technical Services for the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project​<br> <p></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Jul-19_AGE.pdf#page=95" target="_blank" title="Report">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>June 14, 2023</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program - Program Overview and Background</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Jun-14_AGE.pdf#page=8" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report">Presentation</a></li></ul><p> <strong>May 17, 2023</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-May-17_AGE.pdf#page=38" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>April 12, 2023</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report </p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Apr-12_AGE.pdf#page=25" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report">Report</a> </li></ul><p> <strong>March 15, 2023</strong><br> Liquid Waste Committee: North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Early Works Agreement Extension</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Mar-15_AGE.pdf#page=38" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Early Works Agreement Extension">Report</a> </li></ul> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report <ul class="fa-ul"><li>​​ <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Mar-15_AGE.pdf#page=41" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>February 8, 2023</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report </p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2023-Feb-8_AGE.pdf#page=17" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>October 5, 2022</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report </p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Oct-5_AGE.pdf#page=91" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>September 21, 2022</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Sep-21_AGE.pdf#page=18" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>July 13, 2022</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Jul-13_AGE.pdf#page=49" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>June 8, 2022</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Jun-8_AGE.pdf#page=35" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>May 18, 2022</strong><br> North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update in Liquid Waste Committee Manager’s Report</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-May-18_AGE.pdf#page=67" target="_blank" title="Report">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>April 13, 2022</strong><br> Liquid Waste Committee: North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Apr-13_AGE.pdf#page=63" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Report</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Apr-13_PPT.pdf#page=35" target="_blank" title="Presentation">Presentation</a></li></ul><p> <strong>March 9, 2022</strong><br> Liquid Waste Committee: Contract Amendment of RFP No. 14-205 - Design Build Consulting Services for the Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to Design Consultant, Engineer of Record Service </p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Mar-9_AGE.pdf#page=170" target="_blank" title="Liquid Waste Committee: Contract Amendment of RFP No. 14-205">Report</a></li></ul><p> <strong>February 23, 2022</strong><br> Liquid Waste Committee: Award of Contract Resulting from RFQ No. 21-457: North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) Project </p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Feb-23_AGE.pdf" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Report</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span><a href="/boards/LiquidWasteCommittee/LWA_2022-Feb-23_PPT.pdf" target="_blank" title="Document​ name">Presentation</a>​<br></li></ul></div>
About the Conveyance ProjectAbout the Conveyance Project<div class="ExternalClass0C7E7C2DF1EC42038D0CC505217B91DE"><p>A new pump station and new pipes are needed to move wastewater from West Vancouver to the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, and to move treated wastewater from the new plant to the existing outfall pipe, which will remain in service. </p><p>In early September 2022, the North Shore Conveyance Partners (Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. and Michels Canada) completed their work on the North Shore Conveyance Project. </p><p>This work, which started in late 2018, included the design and construction of:</p><ul><li>The new First Narrows Pump Station</li><li>Approximately three kilometres of conveyance pipes</li><li>The tie-in to connect the newly constructed pipe, which will carry treated wastewater from the new treatment plant, to the existing marine outfall</li></ul><p>There will be a future phase of construction to install the final sewer pipes needed to connect the new treatment plant to the North Shore’s sewer collection systems. This work will be undertaken when construction of the treatment plant is nearing completion, and we will provide more information about what to expect in future project updates.</p><p> <img src="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionImages/first_narrows_pump_station.jpg" alt="" /> </p>​ <p>The newly constructed First Narrows Pump Station, located under the Lions Gate Bridge (exterior – left image; interior pumps and equipment – right image) will help to move wastewater from West Vancouver to the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant. The building façade features original artwork by James Harry (commissioned by North Shore Conveyance Partners and Metro Vancouver – see inset). The pump station has received two awards: a 2022 Vancouver Regional Construction Association <a href="https://vrca.ca/aoe/2022-silver-award-winners/" target="_blank">Award of Excellence​</a>​, and a 2023 British Columbia Association of Consulting Engineering Companies <a href="https://acecbcawards.com/2023-awards/2023-municipal-civil-infrastructure/first-narrows-pump-station-design-build/" target="_blank">Award of Merit​</a>.​​</p>​<br></div>
Sustainability Sustainability <div class="ExternalClass5465A596CA4A48D4A27FD726EB9F7E9C"><p>The new treatment plant will be constructed to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and ENVISION Gold certification standards. The plant will harvest and reuse rainwater outside the plant and will conserve and reclaim water used within the plant.</p><p><strong>What is LEED?</strong> Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. LEED seeks to optimize the use of natural resources, promote regenerative and restorative strategies, maximize the positive and minimize the negative environmental and human health consequences of the construction industry, and provide high-quality indoor environments for building occupants.</p><p><strong>What is ENVISION?</strong> Envision® is a sustainability rating system and planning guide for introducing sustainability considerations into infrastructure projects. Envision assesses not only individual project performance, but how well projects contribute to the efficiency and long-term sustainability of the communities they serve.</p><p>Both rating systems are complementary and provide a flexible framework to identify sustainable approaches throughout Project design, construction and plant operations.</p>​<br></div>

Funding partners

The Federal and Provincial governments are providing joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the North Shore Wa​​stewater Treatment Plant. For more information on federal infrastructure funding, visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca.​

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