Capilano Water Supply Area Infrastructure Upgrades



Capilano Water Supply Area Infrastructure UpgradesCapilano Water Supply Area Infrastructure Upgrades<div class="ExternalClassDBCE60604CAD40888D74AD1F88758197"><p> Metro Vancouver is upgrading drinking water infrastructure in the Metro Vancouver Water Supply Area near Capilano River Regional Park to ensure the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water to a growing region. Upgrades include a backup power system and improvements to the Capilano Water Supply Area security gatehouse. Additionally, the North Shore Rescue Society will be building a new command post and storage building. <br></p><p> These projects are scheduled to begin construction in summer 2022 and be completed by late 2024.<br></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Learn more about the Capilano Water Supply Area Infrastructure Upgrades in our <a href="/services/water/engagement/construction-projects/ConstructionProjectPublications/FactSheet-CapilanoWaterSupplyAreaInfrastructureUpgrades.pdf">fact sheet</a>.</span><br></p></div>District of North Vancouver



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<div class="ExternalClass8D94A99E7D0A48E1A074EB83895E1334"><p>The new backup power system will be connected to the existing pump station to help deliver water to the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant in the event of a power outage.<br></p><p>Power outages cause the pumps to stop, preventing water from the Capilano Reservoir 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. The structures and system will be designed to withstand an earthquake.<br></p><p>The Capilano Pump Station Backup Power System will include:<br></p><ul><li>Slope excavation and regrading</li><li>Construction of an underground vault to securely store the fuel tanks that will provide energy to the new generators</li><li> Construction of a new building to house the new fuel-powered generators</li><li>Construction of a new storm sewer to facilitate water drainage</li><li>Installation of buried electrical cables connecting the backup power system to the pump station<br></li></ul><p>To improve traffic conditions in the area, the west side of the intersection leading into the Metro Vancouver Water Supply Area, off Nancy Greene Way, will be redeveloped as part of this project. . As part of this work, we will be redesigning the entranceway to increase visibility for vehicles entering and existing the park. We will also be constructing a safer pedestrian sidewalk.<br></p><p>To replace an existing, aged gatehouse trailer, Metro Vancouver will be constructing a new permanent structure for Watershed security staff. Activities related to this work will include:<br></p><ul><li>Removing some of the existing buildings from the site</li><li>Installing a temporary modular gatehouse, which will remain<br>operational until the replacement is constructed<br></li><li>Building a replacement gatehouse and storage area<br></li></ul><div><br></div><div>For over 30 years, Metro Vancouver and North Shore Rescue have benefitted from one another’s resources and expertise. North Shore Rescue often conducts search and rescue operations from the Metro Vancouver Water Supply Area at the Capilano Dam. To improve operational efficiency, North Shore Rescue Society will be constructing a new building to maintain their equipment and function as a command post. The construction is expected to start in mid-2022<br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass2196B598BFA24AD2B1B25C783B1F32CF"><p>Typical hours of work are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.<span style="font:400 13px / 1.6 "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;display:inline;"> All work will comply with District of North Vancouver’s noise bylaw or granted bylaw variances if urgent, after hours work is required.</span><br></p></div>



Summer 2022 - Fall/Winter 2024



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