Public Notice

Annacis Water Supply Tunnel Safe Havens Amendment ) – Public Comments Invited

August 28, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Annacis Water Supply Tunnel Safe Havens Amendment, located at 11060 Elevator Road, Surrey is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by September 26, 2020 via the online commenting tool or to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4

The Proposed Project

Metro Vancouver proposes to amend the scope of their existing project permit No. 17-029: Annacis Water Supply Tunnel Safe Havens. The project is located under the Fraser River, between the City of New Westminster and the City of Surrey. The additional scope includes installation of instrumentation to monitor ground movement and protect   infrastructure as part of the physical activities related to the construction of the Annacis Water Supply Tunnel.  Instruments will be installed, monitored throughout the construction period, and then decommissioned and removed at the end of the project.

Under the existing project permit No. 17-029: Annacis Water Supply Tunnel Safe Havens, the scope of works include construction of a new 2.3 km water supply tunnel under the Fraser River. The water supply tunnel will be one of five new water supply tunnel crossings in the region built to withstand a major earthquake. Once complete, the water main within the new tunnel will be connected to the region's drinking water system.

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