Water System Improvements
The City is undertaking water system improvements to the north east region of Maple Ridge over the next two years. These improvements and upgrades to water reservoirs and water pump stations will build in system redundancy, provide additional fire storage and respond to growth and new developments that the City is experiencing. The projects are as follows:
224 Street PrV and Flow Meter Chamber (224 Street and 127 Avenue)– The City is planning to install an underground Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Chamber and a Flow Meter Chamber. This installation will allow the City to connect to the new Metro Vancouver Maple Ridge Watermain West (MRWW) which was installed by Metro Vancouver in 2016. The PRV is required in order to reduce Metro Vancouver’s high pressure to the City’s watermain typical operational pressure. The two vault chambers will be installed on the east side of 224 Street across from 127 Avenue. Traffic impacts will be minimal, however one lane alternating traffic may be required at times. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of June 2018.
263 Street Pump Station Replacement– The City is proceeding with the replacement of the 263 Street Water Pump Station at 26285 Dewdney Trunk Road. There is already an existing pump station and concrete water reservoir on the property with the new pump station being constructed to the south of the adjacent reservoir. The new pump station will be connected to the reservoir and the existing station decommissioned. The work generally consists of site clearing, minor water main installation, a new building to house the pump room, electrical room and the on-site chlorine generation system. The project will also include provisions to accommodate two new water reservoirs in the next 5-10 years to replace the existing concrete reservoir and add additional storage capacity.
The contract has been awarded to Drake Excavating Ltd. and construction commenced in September 2017 with completion scheduled for fall 2018. Traffic impacts will be minimal and should be limited to construction traffic/trucks turning off Dewdney Trunk Road. No work will take place on Dewdney Trunk and no road closures are expected.
270A Street Reservoir and Pump Station –The City is proceeding with the installation of a second water reservoir and replacement of the 270A Street Water Pump Station at 12330 270A Street. There is already an existing pump station and bolted steel water reservoir on the property with the new pump station being constructed to the north-east of the existing pump station and the new reservoir to the east of the new pump station. The new pump station will be connected to the new and existing reservoirs and the existing station will be demolished. The work generally consists of site clearing, watermain installation, a new pump station, and a new bolted glass-fused-to-steel reservoir. The project will also include provisions to accommodate a new water reservoir in the future to replace the existing reservoir.
The contract has been awarded to WestPro, a Division of Pomerleau Inc. and construction commenced in February 2018 with completion near the end of 2018.Traffic impacts will be minimal and should be limited to trucks accessing the site from the 270A Street cul-de-sac. Minor watermain work will be required in the 270A Street road right-of-way but no impacts to property access are anticipated.
Albion Reservoir Expansion -The City is planning to build a third in-ground concrete water reservoir cell tank adjacent to the existing two. The third reservoir cell will provide fire, emergency and pump balancing storage volumes required to serve and meet the demands of the ultimate build-out population as projected in the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP). This will improve and expand the storage capacity in the southeastern part of the City’s water system in the Albion water pressure zone.
Construction is anticipated to commence in June 2018.
Foreman Drive at 232 Street PRV and Flow Meter Station -The City is planning to install an underground pressure reducing valve (PRV) chamber and a flowmeter station. The installation will facilitate ongoing development in the Silver Valley area. The PRV will improve water system reliability by allowing water to flow back into the lower pressure zone during high demand periods.
Traffic impacts will be minimal, however single lane alternating may be required at times. Construction is anticipated to commence in June 2018.