Sapperton Landing development protects the environment and increases green spaceSapperton Landing development protects the environment and increases green space<div class="ExternalClassFA8901510D4A4C84A3E5C3C659E8325E"><p>Bike wheels, green space, river access, wastewater, art space…and a public toilet? Sounds like the beginning of a peculiar short story, but it's really the continuation of a long one. </p><p>Metro Vancouver is redeveloping a piece of Sapperton Landing in New Westminster to not only accommodate a new liquid waste pump station, but to also add green space, public washrooms, and a work and storage space for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. </p><p>Liquid waste pump stations protect the environment by ensuring sewer water is pumped to a treatment facility, and not straight into the environment. This redevelopment replaces an existing pump station with newer technology, and higher capacity to serve our growing population.</p><p>In addition to keeping the Fraser River water clean for the long term, improvements will also be made to local riparian wildlife habitat at the Brunette River.</p><p>The site also extends the <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/brunette-fraser-regional-greenway?utm_source=newsletter37&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">Brunette-Fraser Regional Greenway</a> (a boon for cyclists) and provides public access to the Fraser River. One very well planned piece of land will be home to all these facilities. Next up Cumberland Point, a neighbouring Regional Parks property, will be developed as public green space.</p><p>The project is open for public comment until October 6. Construction likely from 2016 to 2018. <a href="/sapperton" target="_blank">Find out more</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-sapperton.jpg2015-09-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386;L0|#0d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386|Issue 13;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassDC52BBFE2C4C4A63A47A40AF5C4997D0"><p>​Metro Vancouver is redeveloping a piece of Sapperton Landing in New Westminster to accommodate a new liquid waste pump station, and to also add green space, public washrooms, and a work and storage space for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. </p></div>0