Overview of Projects
Metro Vancouver is building the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, a new treatment facility that will provide tertiary treatment to better protect the environment.
The program includes:
- The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
See below for project updates
- The pump station and sewer pipes to serve the new plant (the Conveyance Project)
Learn more about the Conveyance Project
- Decommissioning the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant
This work will begin in the mid-2020s. When complete, the land will be returned to Squamish Nation.
About the Treatment Plant
The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a new tertiary treatment facility being built to replace the existing primary level Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant on the North Shore. Tertiary treatment exceeds federal regulatory requirements for treatment technology and will ensure the treated wastewater released into the marine environment is much cleaner.
The new treatment plant is being built to serve 250,000 residents and businesses in the Districts of West and North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the Squamish and Tsleil‑Waututh Nations and will:
- Improve the quality of the treated wastewater released into the Burrard Inlet
- Feature a modern, enclosed design and robust odour control system to prevent odour from reaching neighbouring residents and businesses
- Recover heat for use by the Lonsdale Energy Corporation as an alternative energy source
- Be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and ENVISION Gold certification standards
- Include a public plaza, education and community meeting spaces
Location: West 1st Street, between Pemberton Avenue and Philip Avenue, District of North Vancouver
Current Activity at the Treatment Plant Site
What to expect on and near the site over the coming month:
- Crews pouring concrete and working on concrete forms and structures
- Construction noise from power tools and equipment
- Cranes moving materials and equipment
- Vehicles delivering materials to the site via West 1st Street, between Pemberton Avenue and Philip Avenue
- Crews conducting survey work and inspections
The level of activity on site is anticipated to increase gradually over the coming month and into early 2023.
As the weather gets colder, crews may also complete some minor road maintenance on West 1st Street from MacKay Road to west of Garden Avenue, as needed. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Please follow the direction of signage and traffic control people.
Staff Parking Areas
There is expected to be an increase in people working on the treatment plant site over the coming months. To reduce impacts on local businesses and residents, we have secured three parking areas in close proximity to the site to be used by workers and staff associated with the project.
One of these parking areas is located at the west end of West 1st Street, west of Garden Avenue. Vehicles parking in this area are required to display a permit on their dashboard at all times. The area is being monitored regularly, and parking restrictions will be enforced in accordance with District of North Vancouver bylaws.
This map shows the location of a new permit-only parking area for project construction personnel on West 1st Street, west of Garden Avenue.