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.
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.
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 planning phase until 2020. The new plant will be designed and constructed between 2020 and 2030, and will be in operation by December 31, 2030.