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    North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a new facility that will offer environmental benefits and additional community amenities in addition to its sewage treatment function.

    • Location:  North Shore, Vancouver, BC

    • Capacity:  Capable of treating 102 million litres/day under normal conditions and up to 320 million litres/day when storm water enters the sewer system in wet weather

    • Equivalent population: Over 200,000 residents

    New federal regulations require all primary treatment plants be upgraded to provide secondary treatment as well. Secondary treatment uses biological processes to remove dissolved and suspended organic compounds, resulting in much cleaner effluent and reduces environmental impacts. The new facility will provide a higher level of treatment to the North Shore’s wastewater before it is sent into Burrard Inlet.

    The contract includes the design, build and construction financing for the new North Shore Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP), which will have a state-of-the-art secondary treatment and energy recovery facilities. The new plant will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards on a very compact site. Much of it will be buried underground. Its design incorporates energy efficiency and recovery solutions, water conservation and reuse, on-site storm water management and measures to minimize waste generation. ACCIONA broke ground on the project in 2018.

     The new NSWTTP will be designed to meet community needs, with sustainability and community integration in mind.

    The new NSWTTP will be designed to meet community needs, with sustainability and community integration in mind.

    Upon completion, key features will include:

    • Capable of treating 102 million litres/day under normal conditions and up to 320 million litres/day when storm water enters the sewer system in wet weather.
    • The plant will be built to LEED and Envision Gold Standards.
    • The design of the plant will incorporate energy efficiency and recovery solutions water conservation and reuse, on-site storm water management and measures to minimize waste generation.
    • The biogas generated from the treatment of the wastewater will be used to generate electricity to run the plant and heat the facility
    • The heat recovery facility is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7,200 tonnes per year.
    • Rigorous heating, ventilation and odour control system that will capture air from the processes inside the building and clean it prior to releasing it into the atmosphere. Odour will be virtually undectable.
    • Integration of interpretive elements, flexible community spaces and amenities
    • Working towards returning all elements of liquid waste to the environment in a way that is protective of our waterways
    • The plant has been designed to include integrated resource recovery using sustainable principles

     To learn more about the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, please visit www.northshorewwtp.ca

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