The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road to protect it in the event of a storm, tsunami or other natural disasters. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood approves move of Ocean Boulevard pump station

The pump station will be moved to the park at the end of Goldfinch Road

Colwood council approved the relocation of the Ocean Boulevard sewage pump station to the park at the end of Goldfinch Road.

The City considered moving the pump to protect it from flooding in the event of a storm, tsunami or other natural disaster. Consulting team Kerr, Wood, Leidal presented three options to move the pump station: moving the pump to the eastern end of Milburn Drive in a road right of way with a $4.3 million price tag, having two pump stations with an estimated cost of $5.9 million, or a multi-phased move to the southern edge of Pit House Park at the end of Goldfinch Road at a cost of $2.4 million.

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The lock block wall in front of the pump station was raised in 2017 to protect it, but it was a temporary solution. If sea levels rise enough to damage the pump station it could cause sewage to spew into the ocean.

Kerr, Wood, Leidal will work with staff to determine the logistics of moving the pump station.

The project will be part of the discussions for the City’s 2019 budget process and if all goes according to plan, will be put to tender in 2019 for construction in 2020.

The City has applied for grant funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Grant that could provide up to 73 per cent of the project costs.


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