The City of Vancouver announced that construction will begin on the new Raymur Pump Station in Strathcona located in the southeast corner of Strathcona Park at the intersection of Raymur Avenue and Malkin Avenue.
Constructed in 1962, the existing pump station is beyond its useful service life and is undergoing a $7.8 million dollar replacement as part of the City’s Capital Plan which maps out significant investments in Vancouver’s infrastructure and amenities. Work will be underway until fall 2024.
This is one of four pump stations across the city that are currently being replaced or upgraded to meet new safety requirements. Planning and design for new pump stations at Dunbar, Jericho, and Thornton is currently underway.
“Vancouver’s pump stations are critical for safely and reliably managing sewage ‘round-the-clock for our residents and businesses,” said Mayor Ken Sim. “This and other capital-funded pump station upgrade projects are key to ensuring our infrastructure is well-managed and resilient into the future.”
The City owns and manages 24 pump stations which are critical pieces of public infrastructure that collect and transport sewage from low points in the sewer system and move it uphill to gravity sewer mains ultimately flowing to the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Each new pump station is uniquely designed to fit into the neighbourhood’s overall character. Once built, the Raymur station will be seismically resilient ensuring it is prepared to help serve this growing area while minimizing the risk of service disruption or sewage spills into waterways.
Featured image: (Rendering by – R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.)