Conveyance Project Updates
A public open house was held on Thursday, October 25 and the feedback period on construction mitigation closed on November 1, 2018. See the Open House Display Boards for project information.
Conveyance Project construction is scheduled to begin in November, with Project completion anticipated late 2020.
If you would like to speak with a member of the Conveyance Project team or to sign up to receive Project updates, please contact the Community Liaison Officer by phone at 778-382-9011 or by email at
The Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, situated just to the west of the Lions Gate Bridge, serves the North Shore municipalities of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and Squamish Nation. The plant is one of two remaining primary treatment plants in the region.
New federal regulations require all primary treatment plants be upgraded to secondary treatment by December 31, 2020. Secondary treatment is a biological process that uses aerobic bacteria to consume suspended solids and dissolved organic materials in wastewater. Secondary treatment plants remove about 95 per cent of the organic materials in wastewater. The new facility will provide a higher level of treatment to the North Shore’s wastewater before it is sent into Burrard Inlet.
In July 2018, Metro Vancouver awarded the North Shore Conveyance Partners (NSCP) the contract to design and construct a pump station and related pipes to convey wastewater from the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant to the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant that is currently under construction on West 1st Street between Pemberton Avenue and Philip Avenue.
The new First Narrows Pump Station will be located near the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. The pipe alignment will extend from the existing outfall under the Lions Gate Bridge to the new
North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Conveyance Project includes the following components:
- Constructing a
new pump station located at south end of Bridge Road underneath the Lions Gate Bridge
- Installing a 1200 mm
influent sewer pipe extending from the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant to the new pump station
- Installing a 900 mm
forcemain extending from the new pump station to the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Installing a 2100 mm
effluent sewer pipe extending from the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant to the existing outfall
With plant construction underway, the Conveyance Project represents the next step in the overall North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant program. The final step, decommissioning the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, will begin in 2022/2023 and the land returned to Squamish Nation.
To review the permit application with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, visit