New Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant underwayNew Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant underway<div class="ExternalClassAECA1C6261544CCDA5AF3AF536F2528E"><p>Planning is underway for a new <a href="/services/liquid-waste/projects-initiatives/iona-island-wwtp-project/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant</a> in Richmond</p><p>The new plant, which will replace the existing primary level treatment plant just north of the Vancouver International Airport and next to Iona Beach Regional Park, is being built to comply with regulations and standards adopted by the federal and provincial governments for secondary treatment for wastewater.</p><p>The <a href="/services/liquid-waste/treatment/treatment-plants/iona-island/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">existing Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant</a> was built in 1963 and serves about 680,000 residents of Vancouver, parts of Burnaby and Richmond, the University Endowment Lands, University of British Columbia, Musqueam Indian Band and the Squamish Nation.</p><p>The project is in the planning phase -- called the Project Definition Phase -- until the end of 2019. The project team, which comprises internal staff and external consultants and advisors, will hold eight integrative design workshops, public workshops and undertake engagement activities with interested and affected stakeholders. It will then incorporate the feedback and create an indicative design, cost estimate, design and construction schedule and a recommended procurement method for the new plant. </p><p>The new Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant will:</p><ul><li>Improve the level of treatment to continue to protect water quality and the marine environment;</li><li>Withstand an earthquake and sea level rise;</li><li>Integrate the plant with Iona Beach Regional Park and the surrounding environment;</li><li>Minimize odour; and</li><li>Recover sustainable energy and wastewater. </li></ul><p>The Design & Construction Phase will start in 2020 with the new plant with the new plant expected to be operational by December 31, 2030. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue46-iona.jpg2018-09-28T07:00:00ZGP0|#1d957925-3125-4fc8-b07f-ef2367c1a312;L0|#01d957925-3125-4fc8-b07f-ef2367c1a312|Issue 46;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassCB0F424C43444B0F8D8F9CD660431262"><p>​Planning is underway for a new <a href="/services/liquid-waste/projects-initiatives/iona-island-wwtp-project/Pages/default.aspx"> Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant</a> in Richmond. The new plant is being built to comply with regulations and standards adopted by the federal and provincial governments for secondary treatment for wastewater.</p></div>0Existing Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. Looking west, you can see Iona Beach Regional Park and the 4km Iona Jetty, popular for walking, cycling and bird viewing.