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Construction Begins on New Vancouver North Shore Wastewater Plant

The LEED Gold facility is being designed to meet the latest seismic standards, be resilient to future sea level rise and provide a treatment process based on best practices for wastewater treatment and resource recovery.


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Early rendering of the northwest perspective of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (Acciona)

Site preparation is complete and construction about to commence on the $700-million Metro Vancouver North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Government dignitaries were on hand to mark the completion of the ground reinforcement activities and to kick off the official construction phase.

The new plant is being built on a Metro Vancouver-owned site in the District of North Vancouver, approximately 2km east of the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The project was awarded to the to ADApT Consortium in Spring 2017, a team made up of Acciona InfrastructureDialog Design, and TetraTech. who are responsible for the design and construction of the new plant.

The project is the product of an integrated design team process.

The LEED Gold facility is being designed to meet the latest seismic standards, be resilient to future sea level rise and provide a treatment process based on best practices for wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

The facility will also generate about 75% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the existing treatment plant and a heat recovery facility will capture thermal energy from treated sewage for use by City of North Vancouver residents via the Lonsdale Energy Corporation. The heat recovery facility is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7,200 tonnes per year.

“The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a win-win on all fronts. Not only will it provide a critical utility service, but it will use advanced technology to contribute renewable energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The new plant’s clean architectural design will integrate well into the neighbourhood and will bring new amenities to enhance the local community,” said Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of the City of North Vancouver; Chair of Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee, in a media release.

The plant, expected to be operational by December 2020, will serve the districts of West and North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

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Rendering of the northeast perspective of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (acciona)