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Kersland Reservoir UpgradeKersland Reservoir Upgrade<div class="ExternalClassB51AA48BAB024609A5E68DB313159732"><p>Operating our vast drinking water system requires constant upgrades, improvements, repairs and expansion, in order to meet the needs of a growing population. Metro Vancouver is upgrading the Kersland Reservoir located at Queen Elizabeth Park in the City of Vancouver. Kersland Reservoir is an in-system reservoir, one of 26 in the region. In-system reservoirs help maintain the required water pressure needed during peak times. This upgrade project will extend the lifespan of Kersland Reservoir to ensure the clean, safe delivery of drinking water to residents and businesses of the region into the future. Construction is taking place in two phases, between fall 2021 until spring 2024.</p><p>Kersland Reservoir is located in the southwest corner of Queen Elizabeth park below the sports facilities off Kersland Drive. Phase one of the Kersland Reservoir Upgrade project began in late October 2021 and is now complete. Phase two will take place between winter 2023 and spring 2024.</p><p></p><p>Learn more about the Kersland Reservoir Upgrade Project in our <a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/Fact_Sheet-Kersland_Reservoir_Improvement.pdf" target="_blank">fact sheet</a>.</p>​<br></div>City of Vancouver








What will happen during construction?What will happen during construction?<div class="ExternalClassD21207F4AB034EA3ADD62DE362FDEA5D"><ul><li>Draining the reservoir to prepare for construction</li><li>Repairing the internal structure of the unit #1 reservoir</li><li>Upgrading pipes and valves inside the reservoir</li></ul><p>Construction for these upgrades will take place in two phases. Phase two of the Kersland Reservoir Upgrade Project will begin in fall 2023 until summer 2024.</p></div>
How will this project impact me?How will this project impact me?<div class="ExternalClass70867E108E084FBB944854A4E8F98959"><p>To ensure the safety of the public during construction, there will be partial closures of the sport facilities. Between late October 2021 and summer 2022, one hockey court and two basketball courts will be closed at a time, beginning with the courts on the north side of the reservoir.</p><p>Pedestrian access on the north sidewalk near the reservoir will be closed for short times.</p><p>No traffic impacts are expected during construction other than a slight increase in truck traffic in and out of the park. We are working to minimize impacts on residential street parking.</p></div>
Work hoursWork hours<div class="ExternalClassE00E58DDD013477B826B4C140F511632"><p>Typical hours of work are:</p><ul><li>Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. </li></ul><p>There may be times when crews will need to work longer hours or on weekends to complete certain tasks. All work will comply with City of Vancouver/Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation bylaws and granted bylaw variances.</p></div>
Project materialsProject materials<div class="ExternalClass2582EDD672164935BB50D40FAAFE35BB"><ul class="fa-ul"><li>​ <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i> </span>​<a href="/services/water/ConstructionDocuments/Fact_Sheet-Kersland_Reservoir_Improvement.pdf" target="_blank">Fact Sheet - Kersland Reservoir Upgrade Project</a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i> </span>​ <a href="/services/water/the-regional-system" target="_blank">Learn more about Metro Vancouver’s drinking water system</a></li></ul></div>



Complete Summer 2022Complete Summer 2022<div class="ExternalClass47E16D39E7684A9BA48FCA4DB5FF1D4D">Phase 1<br><br></div>1
November 2023 – December 2023November 2023 – December 2023<div class="ExternalClassDD398658D8914563942317F8AB88E59B"><p>Reservoir Condition Assessment<br></p></div>0
December 2023 – Spring 2024 December 2023 – Spring 2024<div class="ExternalClass3CB2C72D00CE45F0B410A3057130026C"><p>​Phase 2​​<br></p></div>0

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