Port Moody’s Storm Sewer System
Did you know that all catch basins, creeks, culverts, ditches and storm sewers in Port Moody lead directly to Burrard Inlet? It’s important to keep pollutants such as oil, paint, pesticides, and other household chemicals out of the City’s storm sewer system.
The City operates a network of approximately 113 km underground storm sewer pipes that discharge into more than 30 stormwater outfalls leading to Burrard Inlet.
Port Moody’s Sanitary Sewer System
Every wonder what happens to water when it runs down the drain or gets flushed down the toilet? The City collects that wastewater in its sewer system. Port Moody collects all domestic, commercial and industrial sewage generated in the City through a system of underground sewer pipes and delivers it to Metro Vancouver’s Port Moody Pump Station on Murray Street. From there, Metro Vancouver pumps the sewage to their Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, where it receives secondary treatment before being discharged to the Fraser River.
The City operates a network of approximately 107 km of underground sanitary sewer pipes, as well as three sanitary lift stations to provide service to the Pleasantside, April Road and Ioco areas that are unable to flow by gravity.
The total value of the City’s storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure as of December 31, 2012 was $44,622,383.
Liquid Waste Management Plan
The City reports every two years on our commitment to the regional Liquid Waste Management Plan, which is submitted to the Provincial government by Metro Vancouver on behalf of Port Moody and other Metro Vancouver municipalities. The report typically summarizes sanitary sewer effluent data, significant events affecting the sanitary sewer system, and plans for upgrades and additions. Previous reports are listed here.