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North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program

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Project overview

Metro Vancouver is building the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, a new treatment facility that will provide tertiary filtration to better protect the environment and meet the needs of a growing region.​

Also included in the p​rogram are:

  • The pump station and sewer pipes to serve the new plant (the Conveyance Project)
  • The preliminary design for decommissioning the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 

Common questions about the North Shore Wastewater Treatment PlantCommon questions about the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant<div class="ExternalClass2FA78D99FAFD41FE88A8B12762946674"><p>Metro Vancouver recognizes concerns about the updated cost and schedule to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, and changes to rates to deliver wastewater services to the region. Please find responses to frequently asked questions below.</p><ol><li> <strong>What is the updated cost and schedule to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program?</strong> <p>The updated program cost is $3.86 billion. This includes construction of the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, construction of related conveyance infrastructure, and preliminary design for decommissioning the current Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. </p><p>Construction and commissioning of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is expected to be complete in 2030, with minor connecting works in subsequent years. Decommissioning and remediation of the current Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant site will follow.</p></li><li> <strong>How much has the cost increased? </strong> <p>The updated cost of $3.86 billion is an increase of $2.8 billion from the previous budget of $1.058 billion that was established in 2020. The original cost estimate for the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program was $700 million in 2013. </p></li><li> <strong>What is driving the cost increase?</strong> <p>The cost increase to $3.86 billion is attributable to multiple factors, including the significant rework required to address design and construction deficiencies left by the terminated design-build contractor, the cumulative effect of inflation on construction and labour costs, volatile market conditions, and the large number of infrastructure projects competing for resources across the province.</p></li><li> <strong>How did Metro Vancouver determine the updated cost? </strong> <p>The updated cost considers comprehensive cost estimates by three separate organizations, a value engineering exercise, investigation of current market conditions, and a review by a Metro Vancouver Board task force to consider the best path forward. </p></li><li> <strong>How will the program’s budget impact my utility rates or property taxes? </strong> <p>As the new treatment plant will benefit the entire region by protecting our marine environment, some of its costs are shared regionally. </p><p>The program’s cost allocation framework results in household impacts of an average of $590 per year for the North Shore Sewerage Area (West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver), $150 per year for the Vancouver Sewerage Area (Vancouver, UBC, and parts of Burnaby and Richmond), $80 per year for the Lulu Island Sewerage Area (most of Richmond), and $90 per year for the Fraser Sewerage Area (most other areas of Metro Vancouver). </p><p>The North Shore Sewerage Area’s amortization period is 30 years, while the other three sewerage areas have an amortization period of 15 years. </p><p>Whether these costs will be included in utility rates, property taxes, or a combination of the two varies by municipality. Metro Vancouver does not directly bill customers, so costs per household may vary based on how rates are distributed by the municipality.</p><p>To reduce impacts in the short term, costs for the North Shore Sewerage Area will be phased in over five years. Costs for the Vancouver, Fraser, and Lulu Island Sewerage Areas will be phased in over one year.</p></li><li> <strong>Is funding available from senior orders of government to contribute to the increased costs? </strong> <p>The Federal and Provincial governments are providing joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the new treatment plant. This was announced in 2017. </p><p>Metro Vancouver is working on a long-term financial plan and definition of affordability to better illustrate to the Provincial and Federal governments why our region in particular is in need of additional financial support to deliver infrastructure projects such as these.</p></li><li> <strong>Why do we need a new treatment plant on the North Shore? </strong> <p>This program is not optional. It is absolutely critical that a new wastewater treatment plant be built to ensure human health and the environment are protected well into the future.</p><p>The new treatment plant will replace the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is one of the last plants on the west coast of North America to provide only primary level wastewater treatment. It cannot serve us into the future because it is at the end of its service life, and does not meet current regulatory requirements that require a higher level of wastewater treatment. </p></li><li> <strong>Is the site chosen for the new plant adequate? How was it selected? </strong> <p>In 2007, Metro Vancouver made the decision to build the new plant on a site in the District of North Vancouver. The location was supported by the findings of multiple studies completed between 2005 and 2013, and construction began in 2017. </p><p>The new plant will feature a stacked design that allows for efficient use of space and a smaller footprint. Stacked facilities are a viable solution in regions with limited industrial land availability and high property costs, such as the North Shore. </p></li><li> <strong>What is happening now? </strong> <p>Metro Vancouver is proceeding with delivering the program as quickly as possible. This will include issuing a contract in the coming months for a contractor to complete construction. </p><p>While that work is in progress, PCL (the construction manager) is continuing early works construction at the treatment plant site. We anticipate that construction activity on the site will increase over the coming months. Notifications will be provided if activities will require extended hours of work and in advance of activities that could impact business parking or access. </p><p>We provide updates to the community through a monthly email newsletter. If you are interested in receiving these updates, you can sign up by clicking the Sign up button under "Stay connected" on this webpage.​<br></p></li></ol></div>

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About the treatment plant

​​​The new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant will serve over 300,000 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 Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant on the North Shore, one of the last plants on the west coast of North America to provide only primary level wastewater treatment. Building a new wastewater treatment plant that provides a higher level of treatment is essential to comply with mandatory federal regulations. It will also ensure the treated wastewater released into the marine environment of the Burrard Inlet is much cleaner.

​Program bene​fits

The new plant will:

  • Provide tertiary filtration to improve the quality of the treated wastewater released into the Burrard Inlet
  • Feature a modern, enclosed design and robust odour control system
  • Add treatment capacity needed to serve a growing population
  • Meet the latest earthquake standards and be resilient to future sea level rise
  • Recover heat for use by the Lonsdale Energy Corporation as an alternative energy source
  • Be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and ENVISION Gold certification standards
  • ​Include a public plaza, education and community meeting spaces​​​
  • District of North Vancouver

 

 

Program updatesProgram updates<div class="ExternalClassF79C04EB09684BD09907520A55E766CD"> ​​ <p> <strong>Annual Budget Process Update — Board Approves Cost Allocation and Phasing Framework for Program Cost Increase ​​</strong></p><p>The Metro Vancouver Board has approved a cost allocation and phasing framework for the recent $2.8 billion increase to the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program budget.</p><p>Over the course of three Board Budget Workshops held on April 17, May 17, and May 31, the Board considered several cost allocation and phasing options to mitigate impacts on residents while ensuring that this important infrastructure is delivered as intended.</p><p>The approved plan will result in household impacts of an average of $590 per year for the North Shore Sewerage Area, $150 per year for the Vancouver Sewerage Area, $90 per year for the Fraser Sewerage Area, and $80 per year for the Lulu Island Sewerage Area. Costs of regional services like wastewater treatment are included in municipal utility rates and property taxes. Whether these costs are included in utility rates, property taxes, or a combination of the two varies by municipality. Because Metro Vancouver does not directly bill customers, cost per household may vary based on how rates are distributed by the member jurisdiction.</p><p>Metro Vancouver understands the concerns that have been raised around how the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program cost may affect households. To reduce impacts in the short term, costs for the North Shore Sewerage Area will be phased in over five years. Costs for the Vancouver, Fraser, and Lulu Island Sewerage Areas will be phased in over one year.</p><p>The May 31 Board decision regarding cost allocation and phasing will be used to incorporate the $2.8 billion budget increase required to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program into Metro Vancouver’s 2025 budget and 2025-2029 Financial Plan, to be considered by the Board in October 2024 as part of the annual budget process.</p><p>You can find meeting recordings and materials from the three Board meetings on this topic at the links below:</p><ul><li> <a href="/boards/meeting/3014" target="_blank">April 17, 2024 Board Budget Workshop</a> </li><li>​<a href="/boards/meeting/3159" target="_blank">May 17, 2024 Board Budget Workshop #2​</a><br></li><li>​<a href="/boards/meeting/3162" target="_blank">May 31, 2024 Board Budget Workshop #3</a><br></li></ul><p>We will continue to provide updates as the annual Board budget process progresses. ​<br></p></div>6/12/2024 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

 Construction updates

 

 

Project activities Project activities <div class="ExternalClassCE00BDBA83324EFF9134D4517C00EFB8"><p> <strong>Current Activity at the Treatment Plant Site</strong></p><p>PCL will continue early works construction at the treatment plant site through summer 2024.</p><p>What to expect on and near the site over the coming month:</p><p></p><ul><li>Construction noise from power tools and equipment</li><li>Vehicles delivering materials and equipment to the site via West 1st Street, between Pemberton and Philip Avenues</li><li>Crews using cranes to move equipment and materials around the site</li><li>Crews working on scaffolding, rebar, and formwork</li><li>Crews conducting road maintenance on West 1st Street, as needed</li><li>Reinstallation of a fifth tower crane on the south side of the site in the coming weeks or months</li></ul><p> <strong>Crane to be Reinstalled on the South Side of the Site in Summer 2024</strong></p><p>In our <a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/nswwtp-program-may-2024-community-newsletter.pdf">May 2024 newsletter</a>, we noted that a fifth tower crane would be reinstalled in the southwest corner of the site in early June. This work has been rescheduled and is expected to occur later in the summer, depending on planned construction activities.</p><p>The tower crane is needed on the south side of the treatment plant site to support concrete work over the coming months and years. This fifth crane will be located near the southwest corner of the site, in the same location where a crane was previously located during earlier stages of the project. Once installed, it will be the tallest of the five tower cranes, at 94 metres tall.</p><p>During reinstallation, eastbound traffic on West 1st Street may be impacted for short periods to allow large delivery trucks to enter and exit the site. Traffic control people will be stationed on West 1st Street to direct the flow of traffic.</p><p></p> <img src="/services/liquid-waste/ConstructionImages/north-shore-wwtp-crane-arm-swing-map.png" alt="Map" title="Map" /> </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>

 Community engagement

 

 

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>

 Documents and resources

 

 

Program materialsProgram materials<div class="ExternalClass9F85C9D77BFD4B6DAA7345CFCF4E131B"><h3>Program​ ​​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">2024 - March​ - 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/nswwtp-program-june-2024-community-newsletter.pdf" target="_blank">2024 - June​ - Monthly Newsletter</a>​<br></li> <li>​ <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> ​<a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/nswwtp-program-late%20may-2024-program-update.pdf" target="_blank">2024 - Late May - Board Budget Discussion Update </a>​<br></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> ​<a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/nswwtp-program-may-2024-community-newsletter.pdf" target="_blank">2024 - May - Monthly Newsletter</a>​<br></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> ​<a href="/services/liquid-waste/Documents/nswwtp-program-march-2024-community-newsletter.pdf" target="_blank">2024 - March - 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-2024-02.pdf" target="_blank">2024 - February - 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-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/837" target="_blank" title="North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program Construction to Continue - March 22, 2024">North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program Construction to Continue - March 22, 2024​​</a></li><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>

 Additional information

 

 

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>
About the Lions Gate PlantAbout the Lions Gate Plant<div class="ExternalClass7638BE93199541DE914FFFBCA5B4F9DC"><p>​​The Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant has provided primary level treatment to the North Shore for the past 60 years and is at the end of its service life. 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.</p><p>​​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 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), in accordance with Provincial objectives.​<br></p></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.​

 

 

2012 to 20142012 to 2014<div class="ExternalClassA5AA68F2009044E2AD0673C4E97F227F"><p>Indicative design and project definition​<br></p></div>0
2017 to 20212017 to 2021<div class="ExternalClass5B0B9EF6CCA848B7B227647C0619782B"><p>​​Treatment plant construction started by original contractor <br>First Narrows Pump Station and conveyance pipes constructed ​<br></p></div>0
January 2022January 2022<div class="ExternalClass5E73B0395A194AA6820CDE6EE779EE5E"><p>Original construction contract terminated​​<br></p></div>0
Early 2022 to Mid-2024Early 2022 to Mid-2024<div class="ExternalClassD90F392ABA534B7281CACCEF2C0972FD"><p>Develop new cost estimate and plan to complete program<br> Address design and construction deficiencies<br> Complete design <br>​ Early works </p></div>1
Mid-2024 to 2030Mid-2024 to 2030<div class="ExternalClassBC64DB30356740BA8C25F00950617999"><p>Complete treatment plant construction​<br></p></div>1
After 2030After 2030<div class="ExternalClass49DB6E8140AF4054957A369F01B28203"><p>Decommission existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant​<br></p></div>0

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