The City of Vancouver (the City) retained Water Street to provide an assessment, design scope of work, and cost estimate for refurbishing the Burrard Pump Station, located below the Burrard and W. Cordova Street intersection.
The wastewater pump station was constructed in 1984. It is a wet-pit/dry-pit configuration with three submersible pumping units with a capacity of 100 L/s each. In addition to the wet well, the station has a below-grade valve chamber housing the discharge control valves, and an above-grade building housing the controls, fans and air system.
The report assessed the current condition of the station, identified opportunities for improving operation, safety, controls and instrumentation, flood protection, and making the station overall more resilient. This information in turn was used as the basis for detailed design, which was subsequently awarded to Water Street. The project is currently in construction.