Overview of Projects


A new pump station and new pipes are being built as part of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new pump station and pipes are needed to move wastewater from West Vancouver to the new plant, and to move treated wastewater from the new plant to the existing outfall pipe.

The new First Narrows Pump Station is located near the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. The pipe alignment extends from the existing outfall under the Lions Gate Bridge to the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment plant. This project includes:

    • Constructing a new pump station located at the south end of Bridge Road underneath the Lions Gate Bridge - Completed in 2021
    • Installing a 1,200 mm influent sewer pipe extending from the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant to the new pump station - Completed in 2021
    • Installing a 900 mm forcemain extending from the new pump station to Capilano Road – Completed in 2021
    • Installing a 2,100 mm effluent sewer pipe extending from the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant to the existing outfall – Construction underway
    • Design and construction are being completed by North Shore Conveyance Partners (contract awarded in July 2018).

 Maps & Images

  Location: District of North Vancouver

Project Activities


  • Pipe Alignment

    Installation of Outfall Pipe: March 2019 – summer 2022

    The project is using a combination of microtunneling, slip-lining, and open cut techniques to install the outfall pipe, which will be tied into the existing outfall under the Lions Gate Bridge (see outfall pipe alignment on map above). Microtunneling and slip-lining use a limited number of above-ground access points (shafts/trenches/etc.). Microtunneling is a self-contained system which reduces noise, dust, and impacts to the environment and travelling public.

    Outfall pipe progress:

    • Microtunneling work was completed in September 2020.
    • Open cut installation along West 1st Street was completed in early 2022.
    • Some installation work will continue along the rail line east of Bridge Road until summer 2022.

    This work takes place during regular work hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. No work takes place on Sundays or statutory holidays.

Timeline

 

 

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Community Liaisons are working with local residents and businesses to address any concerns throughout construction. See contact details below:

Treatment Plant Project

Phone: 604-639-9012

nswwtp@metrovancouver.org

Conveyance Project

Phone: 778‑382‑9011

NSCPsupport@kenaidan.com

Metro Vancouver Information Centre

Phone: 604-432-6200

(Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm)

After-Hours Emergency Line: 604-451-6610