May 2019

Dinner Presentation: Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Organized by the Richmond/Delta Branch

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Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
6:15 PM–7:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM–8:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q&A
Location: The Buffet At the River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC
The Buffet is located above the casino floor and we have booked the private function room for this event.

Parking: Free parking is available in the parkade west of the casino on the north side of River Road. Alternatively, standard parking rates apply in the covered lot. (Please avoid the parkade to the south as it is a pay commuter parking lot).
Presenter: Fred Nenninger, P.Eng.
Director of Policy Planning and Analysis, Liquid Waste Services Department
Metro Vancouver
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members and guests: $50.00 + GST = $52.50
Student Members of the association: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Cost includes buffet dinner.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Richmond/Delta Branch at [email protected].
Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Please join the Richmond/Delta Branch for its upcoming dinner presentation on the upgrade project for Metro Vancouver's Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The treatment plant is being upgraded to meet the required provincial and federal effluent regulations for secondary level treatment by 2030. The existing plant has served the Vancouver Sewerage Area since the early 1960s. Work has commenced on the Project Definition Phase that will provide an indicative design, a project schedule and cost estimate, and the recommended procurement method(s) for design and construction.

The three key goals established for the project include meeting the secondary treatment standard, identifying resource recovery opportunities, and integrating the plant with the surrounding park and community. The Project Definition Phase is being delivered through an Integrative Design Process that brings together a team of technical experts working through a formal design process to identify and evaluate a range of options, assess alternatives using a comprehensive business casing approach, and recommend an indicative design for the new plant. A comprehensive community engagement program will promote community engagement, provide opportunities for input, work with First Nations, and ensure transparency and accountability. The Project Definition Phase will be completed in 2020 following which the work will move into the Design and Construction Phase.

About the Presenter

Fred is a civil engineering graduate from the University of British Columbia, and has worked in the private and public sectors on projects related to drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste management. He has been with Metro Vancouver since the 1980s and helped develop the current utility management plans for the region. He has led the planning and project definition work for the upgrading of the Lions Gate and Iona Island wastewater treatment plants to the new secondary treatment standard. He is currently the Director of Policy Planning and Analysis in the Liquid Waste Services Department at Metro Vancouver.


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