The construction of a new pump station and wastewater storage tank is already underway by Golden Ears Way in Maple Ridge. (Contributed) A crane is being used to install the sheet pile shoring system for the underground portions of the pump station and tank. (Cathie Smith/Special to The News)

Construction underway on new pump station and wastewater storage tank in Maple Ridge

The project, part of the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Projects, began in March

A new pump station is being built to help move wastewater from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to a treatment plant in the Township of Langley.

A new sanitary sewer overflow tank, or SSO tank, is also being built to temporarily store liquid waste and rainwater to prevent sewer overflows during storms.

The project, part of the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Projects, began in March by Golden Ears Way and 113B Avenue with the delivery of materials, the installation of fencing and the construction of a temporary access road.

READ MORE: Hammond wastewater tank and pump will serve Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge

Excavation and bypass work, including piling is already underway and expected to take around two months to complete.

“The Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant currently provides wastewater treatment to 30,000 people in Langley and is being expanded to also serve the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows – up to 230,000 people,” said Cheryl Nelms, general manager of project delivery for Metro Vancouver.

“The project will help meet the needs of the growing population, strengthen the system’s resilience to seismic events and the effects of climate change, reduce odours, recover energy and resources from wastewater and meet updated federal regulations,” said Nelms.

Below ground work on the project will be starting late 2020.

The pump station and storage tank are being built adjacent to the existing pump station that is being replaced by this work.

RELATED: The Fenton Pump Station in Pitt Meadows is to be replaced

The cost of the entire project is estimated at $1.3 billion and is being shared by all Metro Vancouver member juristictions who are members of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District.

The pump station and SSO tank are going to cost about $70 million to build.

Katzie First Nation artist, Trenton Pierre, has been awarded the contract to create a full-wall design on the south wall of the storage tank.

In order to minimize the impact of traffic, noise and dust during construction: large truck traffic will be limited to the hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and there will be minimal road closures.

Community consultation took place in a series of three open houses that were held between 2017 and 2019.

Above-ground work in Maple Ridge is expected to begin in the spring of 2021 and the pump station and SSO tank are expected to be completed by 2023.

The entire project will be ongoing through 2026.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

developmentmaple ridge

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


A crane is being used to install the sheet pile shoring system for the underground portions of the pump station and tank. (Cathie Smith/Special to The News)

Just Posted

Graffiti plagues downtown Maple Ridge

Often profane and offensive, says downtown BIA

‘Something needs to be done’, collision kills cyclist in Pitt Meadows Tuesday night

39-year-old man from Maple Ridge was pronounced dead at the scene

Maple Ridge council looking at 4.25 per cent tax increase

‘Pick list’ could increase or reduce spending during November’s budgeting

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

Camp Ignite to take place at Justice Institute on Sunday, Aug. 9

‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

In July, Parliament approved a $600 payment for people with disabilities facing additional expenses during COVID-19

Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C

B.C. will work to improve land management and restore traditional place names in areas of cultural significance

BREAKING: Reported stabbing in Harrison Hot Springs

Police chase ran through Agassiz, witnesses say

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch first round bye with win

Bandits defeat Guelph 84-70, advance to the CEBL semifinals on Saturday

B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job

Pashta MaryMoon claimed she had been providing “death-care services” for more than 40 years

Most Read