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North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program

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North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant ProgramNorth Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program<div class="ExternalClassFB63D9C2422B4B52A69278B5125CFC8B"><p>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.​<br></p><p>Also included in the program are:<br></p><ul><li>The pump station and sewer pipes to serve the new plant (the Conveyance Project)</li><li>The preliminary design for decommissioning the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant<br></li></ul><h3>About the treatment plant</h3><p>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.</p><h3>​Program benefits<br></h3><p>The new plant will:</p><ul><li>Provide tertiary filtration to improve the quality of the treated wastewater released into the Burrard Inlet</li><li>Feature a modern, enclosed design and robust odour control system</li><li>Add treatment capacity needed to serve a growing population</li><li>Meet the latest earthquake standards and be resilient to future sea level rise</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

 

 

Program updatesProgram updates<div class="ExternalClassF79C04EB09684BD09907520A55E766CD"><p> <strong>North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program Construction to Continue</strong></p><p>​​Construction on the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program will begin again in earnest following the completion of comprehensive review by a Metro Vancouver Board Task Force. </p><p>As part of the Metro Vancouver Board Task Force’s work, they reviewed the overall program and work by staff to develop an updated estimate on the cost to complete the program – which includes the plant, the conveyance project, and preliminary design for decommissioning the old Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. To develop the updated cost estimate, Metro Vancouver had three separate cost estimates developed that took into account market conditions, inflation, interest rates, and hiring a new contractor. Following this in-depth analysis, Metro Vancouver estimates that a realistic total cost to deliver the program will be $3.86 billion. Construction of the treatment plant is expected to be substantially complete in 2030, with minor connecting works in subsequent years.</p><p>Over the coming months, Metro Vancouver will confirm a contract to complete plant construction. While that work is in progress, construction manager PCL will continue early works, and AECOM will complete the plant design.​​<br></p><hr /> <p>May 14, 2024<br></p><p> <strong>Board Discussion of Cost Impacts as Part of Annual Budget Process​​</strong></p><p>Metro Vancouver understands the concerns that have been raised around how the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program cost may affect residents.</p><p>On April 17, the Metro Vancouver Board began a budget planning process that will include looking at how to mitigate impacts on residents, while ensuring that this important infrastructure is delivered as intended. A recording of the April 17 Board Budget Workshop can be viewed <a href="/boards/meeting/3014" target="_blank">on our website</a>.</p><p>A second Board Budget Workshop is planned for May 17, starting at 9:00 am. You can watch a <a href="/boards/board-live-webcast" target="_blank">live webcast</a> of the meeting. A recording of the meeting will be posted <a href="/boards/meeting/3159" target="_blank">here</a> afterwards.</p><p>These ongoing discussions will include consideration of regional cost allocation.​<br></p></div>3/22/2024 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

 

 

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><ul><li>Construction noise from power tools and equipment</li><li>Occasional periods of noisier work during hydrovac truck use</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>Reinstallation of a fifth tower crane on the south side of the site</li><li>Crews conducting road maintenance and paving on West 1st Street, as needed</li></ul><p> <strong>New Crane to be Installed on the South Side of the Site in Early June</strong></p><p>A 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.<br></p><p>Crews plan to reinstall the crane in early June and the work will take approximately five days. See map below for site location.</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.​<br></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>
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>
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-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>
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>
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>

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

Contacts


Community Liaison

A Community Liaison is working with local residents and businesses to a​ddress any concerns throughout construction.

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