Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel Nearing Completion

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Construction on the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is nearing completion. In late June the tunnel boring for the project was completed, and the tunnel boring machine extracted from the access shaft on the north side of the Fraser River. Now crews are installing the steel pipe which will line the one kilometer long tunnel. When completed, the water main will more than double the current water supply capacity of the existing main and service the growing Metro Vancouver communities south of the Fraser. Tim Langmaid, the project manager for Hatch Mott MacDonald took us underground, for an up-close look at the final stages of the work.

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Contractors in Coquitlam Get Help from Rain Gauges to Protect Habitat and Keep Waterways Healthy

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Stricter rules for construction site runoff, along with technology, are combining to make it easier to maintain the health of Coquitlam waterways. When silt and mud collect in streambeds, the habitat and food sources of fish and invertebrates get covered up. Bylaws like Coquitlam’s, which controls drainage and soil run-off, are part of the region-wide goal to protect waterways. See how contractors are using rain gauges to stay in compliance with local bylaws and protect habitat. 

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Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 06 2014

mvconnectHover2See how planning for compact neighbourhoods in Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain area brings opportunities to support the local economy.  Discover the multi-generational appeal of Port Moody’s Fingerling Festival. Learn why sidewalks can play a role in better health in Port Coquitlam and find out why the City of Burnaby’s Environment Festival delivers an educational message about the impact of human activity in our natural spaces.