Jervis Sewage Pump Station Electrical UpgradesJervis Sewage Pump Station Electrical Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass6119CE2B235343CD860757E980777B43"><p>Every day, Metro Vancouver residents, businesses and industries produce about 1 billion litres of wastewater, which is treated at the five wastewater treatment plants across the region. The Liquid Waste utility operates under three main goals: to protect the environment and public health, minimize treatment costs and use wastewater as a resource.</p><p>When flows in sewers need to be moved uphill, pumping stations keep wastewater flowing through the system towards the treatment plants. They literally pump the wastewater along its route.</p><p>Like any mechanical or electrical infrastructure, pump stations need to be continually maintained or upgraded. A recent example is the 50-year-old Jervis Sewerage Pump Station located on Beach Avenue near Stanley Park.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/jervis.jpg" alt="" />¬†</p><p>A recent upgrade at this station included a new high voltage transformer, motor control center, programmable control system and touch screen human-machine interface (see the photo above). This screen replaces an old manually operated switchboard with a programmable, simpler touch screen, not unlike your iPad, which will aid operations and maintenance processes.</p> <p>Staff and contractors kept the pump station operating during the upgrade work using backup generators, to avoid any possibility of releasing wastewater into the environment. In addition to extending the life of this key, if uncelebrated, infrastructure the upgrade supports our commitment to protecting the environment, by ensuring the pump station stays operating safely and reliably for many years to come.</p></div>|#a7f200e3-d438-4fb5-bdb4-385767b1eb24;L0|#0a7f200e3-d438-4fb5-bdb4-385767b1eb24|Issue 18;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass252D885B1E4B45EF91A44C365B04FE94"><p>‚ÄčThis piece of uncelebrated, yet crucial infrastructure sits at Sunset Beach, near Stanley Park. A recent upgrade ensures the pump station stays operating safely and reliably for many years to come.</p></div>0