Giant sand pile used at site of new North Van wastewater plant

The final phase of ground improvements for a new wastewater treatment plant, being built by Acciona, is underway in the District of North Vancouver.

Here the site on McKeen Avenue has been preloaded with enough sand and gravel to replicate the weight of the future facility before construction of the foundation.

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The pre-load was barged in as close as possible to the site and then brought by truck a short distance in order to reduce traffic impacts. The pre-load typically sits for one to two months on one section of the site and then is moved to another section. The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant will replace the 50-year-old Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is expected to be decommissioned in 2021.


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