Metro Vancouver’s Water Supply Outlook 2120 looks forward 100 years to guide today’s actions ensuring that our region’s supply of drinking water will meet the needs of future generations despite the challenges of climate change and population growth.
Metro Vancouver operations were carbon neutral in 2019, in part due to peat bog restoration in Burns Bog in Delta. This puts the region in a strong position to advance important climate actions as part of Climate 2050 and achieve its ambitious climate change and environmental goals.
The Tilbury Junction Chamber project in Delta involves replacing aging water infrastructure with new valves and piping. The new valves will help control the flow of reliable, safe drinking water from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant in North Vancouver to the communities in Delta.
The new Coquitlam Waste Transfer Station is starting to take shape on site with the completion of major concrete pours and construction of the main building. (June 2020)
Metro Vancouver provides the vital services and solutions that are the foundation of our economic, ecological and social health. Learn more about these services and how they protect the livability of our region. (video produced in 2019)
Metro Vancouver is future-proofing the facilities we all depend on, as population growth and climate change bring fresh challenges to critical regional systems. New construction, upgrades to existing infrastructure, planning, and maintenance projects were all part of those efforts in 2019. (video produced in 2019)
It took one of the largest cranes available in Canada to lift the massive tunnel boring machine (TBM) cutterhead in place; a major milestone for the construction of the new Second Narrows water supply tunnel. A boring machine is being assembled in preparation to dig the 1.1 kilometre tunnel beneath Burrard Inlet. The new tunnel will have greater capacity to serve a growing population.
Take a sneak peek at the planning process of Widgeon Marsh Regional Park in Coquitlam, a secluded area with mountain slopes, forests and wetlands that's home to a diversity of wildlife. It's not yet open to the public, but work is underway. A team of experts is planning and designing the park. (video produced in 2019)
Every year billions of litres of wastewater is processed worldwide. The byproduct of this treatment is seen as waste, but a hydrothermal processing pilot project at Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant converts wastewater biomass from treatment plants into biocrude oil that can be refined to a low carbon transportation fuel. (video produced in 2019)