North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

Community-driven design

Bridges & Urban Infrastructure

The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) will provide an essential service, delivering tertiary sewage treatment services to more than 250,000 residents and two First Nations on the North Shore in the District of North Vancouver. It will be a highly functional, safe, and operationally sustainable treatment plant. It is also something new and compelling: a facility that has a positive impact on the environment, the community, and the region by rehabilitating a contaminated site and creating a landscape that supports a biodiverse ecosystem.

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Location
North Vancouver, BC
Client
Metro Vancouver
Completion
2024
Collaborators

Acciona

DIALOG Services

Architecture
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Planning & Urban Design
Structural Engineering

The health of a community is dependent on how it cleans up after itself. 

In an effort to preserve the pristine natural environment of North Vancouver, NSWWTP has been designed to treat up to 320 million litres of storm water / day.

The state-of-the-art facility will be a place of learning, embracing waste management, and demonstrating the process of wastewater treatment, environmental stewardship, and resource recovery.

Protecting the community

A world-class odour abatement system will capture air from the processes inside the building, cleaning it prior to its release into the atmosphere.

This system will eliminate virtually all odours from the facility and subsequently keep North Vancouver smelling fresh and clean. 

Reducing potable water by 40%

The use of native and adaptive plant species for landscaping, plus low and ultra-low flow fixtures throughout the facility, and using waste process water all reduce on-site water consumption.

Building design will help incorporate the facility into the community, rather than make it stand out.

The facility will remove 90 per cent of organic matter and suspended solids during the treatment process through a phosphorus recovery system.

The Team