Capilano Watershed Infrastructure Upgrades



Capilano Watershed Infrastructure UpgradesCapilano Watershed Infrastructure Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass07674D1B6718496AB6B2944755AFEAB4"><p>Metro Vancouver will be upgrading drinking water infrastructure in the watershed near Capilano River Regional Park. Two projects currently being planned include a backup power system to ensure a reliable supply of drinking water in case of a power outage, as well as making improvements to Metro Vancouver’s watershed gatehouse area. These projects are scheduled to begin in spring 2020 and be completed in spring 2021.</p> </div>District of North Vancouver



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<div class="ExternalClass8D94A99E7D0A48E1A074EB83895E1334"><p>Metro Vancouver is planning to build a backup power system to support the existing electrical system that feeds the Capilano Pump Station. </p><p>This pump station, that moves water between the Capilano Reservoir and the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant, receives power from BC Hydro. Power outages can cause the pump station to stop, preventing water from being delivered to the filtration plant and potentially resulting in an insufficient amount of treated water being provided to meet the region's needs. </p><p>The Capilano Pump Station Backup Power Project will include: </p><ul><li>Construction of a new building</li><li>Installation of new fuel powered generators</li><li>Installation of buried electrical cables connecting the generators to the pump station (the work to install the underground cables will be completed in the park's off season to minimize impacts to park users)</li><li>Construction of an underground fuel vault near the new building that will safely and securely store the fuel tanks that will provide fuel to the new generators<br></li></ul><p><br>The structures and system will be designed to have the capacity to withstand an earthquake. </p><p>The Gatehouse Replacement Project will include: </p><ul><li>Removing some of the existing buildings from the site </li><li>Building a replacement gatehouse and storage area <br></li></ul><p><br>All work will be contained within Metro Vancouver property with the majority of the work taking place within Metro Vancouver's existing fenced site. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass92191C6DDE7D47D29D219EC4DEE3B56C"><p>During this work, there will be minimal truck traffic along Capilano Road for equipment and material delivery. Please follow the direction of signage and traffic control personnel. </p><p>These infrastructure improvements are being designed to minimize environmental impacts to the Capilano Reservoir and Capilano River Regional Park. Visitor access in the park will be maintained. We are committed to notifying park users in advance of any disruptions and will be responsive to questions or concerns raised about project activities. </p></div>



Spring 2020 – Spring 2021



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<div class="ExternalClass491EA990E8F249619B9203F4FD793205"><p>​<strong>Mon. to Fri. (8 am - 4:30 pm)<br></strong>Metro Vancouver's Information Centre<br>604-432-6200 </p><p> <strong>After-Hours Emergencies: <br></strong>604-451-6610 </p><p> <strong>Email:</strong><a href=" Watershed Infrastructure Upgrades"><br>Information Centre</a></p></div>

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