The Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Project is a new plant that will be built 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 December 31, 2019. The new plant will be designed and constructed between 2020 and 2030, and will be in operation by December 31, 2030.
Metro Vancouver will work closely with stakeholders and First Nations to ensure the project considers their interests and fits with the community. Metro Vancouver will:
- meet with stakeholders and First Nations to listen to their interests and priorities
- collaborate with interested stakeholders and First Nations on how the plant is integrated with Iona Beach Regional Park and the surrounding environment
- collaborate with interested stakeholders and First Nations on resource recovery opportunities
- provide information in a timely manner
- take feedback to the project team and report back on how it has been addressed
establish a single point of contact the community can reach to discuss the project