Over the next several years, Metro Vancouver will be upgrading the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant to improve effluent quality, provide enhanced environmental protection for the Fraser River and accommodate projected population growth.
The wastewater treatment plant is regulated through an Operational Certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Environment. The treated wastewater that is discharged from the plant is required to meet standards for biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids. Discharged wastewater from the plant must not exceed 45 mg/L for both biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids. The plant’s daily average was 12 mg/L for biochemical oxygen demand and 21 mg/L for total suspended solids in 2012.
Recovering resources from wastewater
Solids removed from the treatment process at the Northwest Langley plant are trucked to the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant for processing with the biosolids from that plant.