Anmore Green Estates Sewer Project
Anmore Green Estates Sewer Project
Anmore Green Estates (AGE) Strata has confirmed that construction on its sewer project is scheduled to start in early July 2022 and is expected to be complete prior to the start of school in September 2022. All of the policy changes required approvals from multiple levels of government and new bylaws are now in place to allow the sewer connection for the 50 affected properties.
It is important to note that the Village will not own or maintain the new sewer connection – it will be owned by the AGE Strata, which will be responsible for construction and all related service and connection costs. The sewer service is provided through the GVS&DD and the City of Port Moody is providing the sewer infrastructure connection to the GVS&DD regional system for discharge of effluent. School District 43 is also part of the agreements for the sewer project as the recommended route for the sewer connection infrastructure requires access to a right-of-way on School District property.
The Anmore Green Estates (AGE) sewer project involved a comprehensive process to allow for a sewer connection for the AGE strata properties to replace their existing septic system. Because the Village of Anmore does not provide sewer connections for other properties and has not been a member of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (GVS&DD), a number of legislative requirements had to be met before the project could move forward. As part of its responsibilities, the Village has completed the following key legislative requirements:
- Council approved updates to the Official Community Plan (OCP) to allow for connections to the GVS&DD in April 2019. Click HERE to view the Official Community Plan News Release.
- Council has adopted three bylaws to support the sewer collection:
- Local Area Service Bylaw No 616-2020 (February 2020), which provides the legal mechanism necessary for the Village to establish a sewer service as well as a means to recover annual sewer fees on behalf of Metro Vancouver and the City of Port Moody.
- Local Area Service Bylaw No 616-2021 (February 2021), which relates to the AGE property owners’ acquisition of a School District 43 right of way to allow for completion and operation of the David Avenue regional sewer connection project, as well as the mechanism for the Village to collect a parcel tax for this use of land from AGE property owners on behalf of the School District.
- Local Area Service Bylaw No. 673-2022 (May 2022), which enables the Village to provide and recover a $230,000 loan to the AGE Strata for
- The provincial government approved the Village’s application for membership to the GVS&DD through an Order in Council in June 2020.
- The Metro Vancouver Board reviewed and approved the Village’s application for membership in July 2020. As part of its confirmed membership in the GVS&DD, the Village is also obliged to adopt the Metro Vancouver Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) as its own. This LWMP has been approved by the Minister of Environment, subject to Metro Vancouver meeting a number of conditions, which they are well on their way to completing by the end of 2020.
AGE Project Updates
Please click on the links below to see AGE Project Updates that provide a summary of the status of the AGE sewer project, including an overview of actions completed by the Village, a projected timeline and next steps.
AGE Town Hall – June 20, 2019
To help inform the community and answer questions about the project, the Village hosted an AGE Sewer Project Update Town Hall meeting. Please click on the links below to view the presentation boards and a summary of the questions and comments shared at the meeting.
More information to be posted as it becomes available.