Westburnco Pump Station critical piece of water supply systemWestburnco Pump Station critical piece of water supply system<div class="ExternalClass7A1769381280452F896DFB8AA2F9E18A"><p>Metro Vancouver’s water transmission system – a network of pipelines, pump stations and reservoirs - is designed to optimize the use of three source lakes: Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam. </p><p>Westburnco Pump Station No. 1 and 2, located in New Westminster, are critical components of the system’s Westerly Transfer, a part of the transmission system built in the late 1980s-early 1990s that runs from the Coquitlam source to the Little Mountain Reservoir in the City of Vancouver.</p><p>The Westerly Transfer allows the westward transmission of large volumes of Coquitlam source water to supply local governments in the western portion of the region in the event of operational issues or water conservation needs at the Capilano or Seymour sources and vice versa. The Westerly Transfer is entirely land-based, with no major marine crossings. This system provides water system reliability, operational flexibility, and allows for planned maintenance and construction-related work.</p><p>Westburnco Pump Station No. 1 and 2 are supplied by the Westburnco Reservoir and provide water to a broad pressure zone, extending from the Vancouver Heights Reservoir in Burnaby to the Newton Reservoir in Surrey. Westburnco Reservoir can be filled from either the Coquitlam or Seymour sources. It also operates as a “peaking” reservoir, which boosts water pressure locally in Burnaby’s Kingsway area during the highest summer demand hours. </p><p>Westburnco Pump Station No. 1 was commissioned in 1971 and consists of four 400 HP single speed pumps, each capable of pumping 41 million-litres per day. Westburnco Pump Station No. 2 was commissioned in 1999 and consists of four 800 HP variable speed pumps, each capable of pumping 76 million-litres per day.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue38-westburnco.jpg2017-12-18T08:00:00ZGP0|#afe17b9f-722f-4cdf-95b6-a4beab8b1484;L0|#0afe17b9f-722f-4cdf-95b6-a4beab8b1484|Issue 38;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassF7D4FDF1F56A4F4F9C43A459EB993B7B"><p>​Metro Vancouver’s water transmission system – a network of pipelines, pump stations and reservoirs - is designed to optimize the use of three source lakes: Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam. Westburnco Pump Station No. 1 and 2, located in New Westminster, are critical components of the system’s Westerly Transfer, a part of the transmission system built in the late 1980s-early 1990s that runs from the Coquitlam source to the Little Mountain Reservoir in the City of Vancouver.<br></p></div>0