Metro Vancouver has completed four large water infrastructure projects: Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel, Port Mann Main No. 2 (North), Port Mann Main No. 2 (South), and Whalley Main.
These projects are designed to withstand significant seismic events and increase the reliability of the supply of safe, clean drinking water to the growing communities south of the Fraser River. The total cost was approximately $320 million and all projects were completed within their approved budgets.
Metro Vancouver staff worked closely with Coquitlam and Surrey city staff to mitigate construction impacts from these large projects, and the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel Project received the “2016 Canadian Innovation Project of the Year Award” from the Tunnelling Association of Canada.
This 10-year, multi-phase upgrade aligns with key strategic directions set out in Metro Vancouver’s Board Strategic Plan – 2019 to 2022.