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October 16, 2018, 12:03 pm

Richmond Wins Public Works Project of the Year Award

City of Richmond

RICHMOND - The City of Richmond received the 2018 Project of the Year award by Public Works Association of B.C. (PWABC) for its multi-faceted design of the No.2 Road North Drainage Pump Station upgrade project. 

Public art, open space architectural concepts and interpretive features were amongst the design elements that were implemented at the City’s No.2 Road North Drainage Pump Station. These features helped promote public interaction with the site while equipment upgrades and capacity improvements helped meet the station’s flood management requirements. Currently, there are 39 drainage pump stations that are strategically located around the city to accept drainage flows from designated catchment areas.

The Project of the Year award is a province-wide competition awarded to a municipality which constructs a major and complex public works or utilities project deserving of special merit because of its unique features or complexity relative to the resources of the community. Factors that are considered during the award include the benefits to the community, sustainability, environmental and social benefit, innovation, complexity and quality of final works.

The award was formally presented to Council at its meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Visit www.richmond.ca/cityhall/departments/epw/sewer to find out more about the City’s sewerage and drainage infrastructure.

Public Works Association of B.C. is a non-profit association that recognizes outstanding organizations representing the best in the public works profession.

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