Metro Vancouver continues to closely monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 and is taking proactive steps to ensure critical service levels, including the delivery of drinking water and the management of liquid and solid waste, are maintained at all times.

This issue highlights infrastructure projects that are planning for future water needs through the Coquitlam Intake No. 2 supply tunnel, and design approaches for the new Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant that will provide additional benefits for the community and environment.

New restrictions on open burning are now in effect and there are changes to how waste transfer stations and recycling depots operate during COVID. The Unflushables campaign is back to remind residents of what can – and can’t – be put down a toilet, to help keep our wastewater systems running well.

In Kanaka Creek Regional Park, salmon and trout are enjoying new habitat thanks to an enhancement project by a local community group.

Lastly, check out our videos to learn about an innovative project to turn wastewater into fuel, tour a new animal shelter and watch specialized divers at work in our region’s water and wastewater systems.

As Dr. Bonnie Henry says – Be Calm, Be Kind, Be Safe!

Together we make our region strong.

Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.

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