Facility tours have been suspended until Fall 2022. Available dates for Fall 2022 tour requests will be posted by September 2022.
Through waste water treatment facility tours, grade 5 to 12 students discover the story of wastewater collection and treatment. This behind the scenes tour experience at one of Metro Vancouver’s five wastewater treatment plants provides and unforgettable learning experience for all students.
A limited number of wastewater treatment facility tours are available for school groups at:
The Lulu Island wastewater treatment plant, located in Richmond, treats 26 billion litres of wastewater annually. The plant provides secondary treatment to wastewater from about 172,000 residents in the western part of Richmond.
The Lion’s Gate wastewater treatment plant, located under the Lions Gate Bridge in West Vancouver treats 32 billion liters of wastewater annually. The plant provides primary treatment to wastewater from about 180,000 residents in the District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver.
Tours are provided at no-charge (to groups who meet these criteria).
Please submit the below "Wastewater Treatment Facility - School Tour Request Form"
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