Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Community Engagement

Metro Vancouver is working closely with stakeholders and First Nations to ensure this project considers their interests and fits with the community. Learn more about community engagement and upcoming events, and view summaries of past meetings and workshops.

Project Overview

The Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Project is a new plant that will be built, by the end of 2030, to replace the existing primary level treatment plant in Richmond, BC. It will be located on the site of the existing wastewater treatment plant on Iona Island.

Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

Metro Vancouver wants to ensure the new wastewater treatment plant makes a positive contribution to the health and well-being of people and the environment. The new plant will be designed to:

  • improve the level of treatment to protect water quality and the marine environment
  • withstand an earthquake and sea level rise
  • integrate with Iona Beach Regional Park and the surrounding environment
  • minimize odour
  • recover sustainable energy from wastewater 

The project is in the Project Definition Phase (planning phase) until January 2021. The new plant will be designed and constructed between 2021 and 2030, and will be in operation by December 31, 2030.

If you or your organization would like to submit input about the project, please email by October 15, 2020.  

Project Timeline

COVID-19 and Delivery of Essential Services

Metro Vancouver continues to closely monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and our paramount commitment is to maintain essential services to the region while protecting the health and safety of our employees and partners. Metro Vancouver’s construction projects are key components in ensuring the ongoing delivery of essential services as defined by the Province of BC. Metro Vancouver follows the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and is taking all necessary measures to ensure our worksites remain safe and healthy.


2018 - 2030

Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Dewatering Facility

Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant - Biosolids Dewatering Facility Factsheet

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