Sewer and Drainage Projects

West Porpoise Bay Area A02 Sewer Expansion: April - November 2018

The District of Sechelt has received funding from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund for the expansion of its sanitary sewer system into Sewer Infill Area A02. Watch for road closures and detours during construction. Please obey flaggers. This project has been split into three phases.

Phase I:

Area A02 - Phase I has been awarded to BA Blacktop. Construction is underway and scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. 

January 18, 2019 Update

  • Project has reached substantial completion

November 9, 2018 Update:

  • Blasting has completed and sanitary main installation to be wrapped up by the end of the day.
  • Pressure testing the sewer main and paving to be completed by November 16.

November 1, 2018 Update:

  • Camera videoing of the new main on November 5 and 6
  • Blasting tentatively scheduled for November 6 on Lookout Ave

October 17, 2018 Update:

  • Waiting for firm date from blasting company to complete Lookout Ave Sani Main, expect last week of October or early November.
  • Internal video of sewer main will need to be done after Sani Main is complete. 

Phase II & III:

Area A02 - Phase II has been awarded to Maycon Construction Ltd. Ground work is scheduled to start by the end of January 2019 and is expected to be complete by Spring 2019. 

March 5, 2019 Update

  • Construction is extending up the private right of way.
  • Blasting on Lookout Ave S expected to start March 6th, 2019
  • Construction on Lookout Ave S expected to start March 11th, 2019

February 8, 2019 Update

  • Site clearing is ongoing at the north end of Gale Ave N.
  • Sewer main installation is expected to start early next week at the north end of Gale Ave N.

Please contact the District of Sechelt Engineering department for more information. Some lots may not be serviced as part of this project, and will be serviced under a future grant. 604-885-1986


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West Sechelt Area A06 Sewer Expansion

Area A06 has been awarded to Bear Creek Contracting Ltd. Construction is underway. The project is funded 83% through the Wastewater Clean Water Funding Grant from the Province. The District contribution is 17%.  As per the grant agreement, the project must be completed by end of March, 2019.  

March 21, 2019 Update:

  • Wakefield Road will be prepped for paving by the end of the day March 22 - Wakefield Road is 
  • Pickleball has been prepped for paving however the completion date has yet to be determined
  • Sewer main has been completed along Anchor Place with services being installed throughout the remainder this week
  • Blasting along Acorn will be completed late this week with sewer main and services being installed as blasts allow
  • Manhole grouting continues to be completed, expect periodic lane closure throughout the site while this is completed
  • Pressure testing to be completed periodically when possible

March 19, 2019 Update:

  • Wakefield Road will be restricted to one lane March 20th while paving crews mill the existing asphalt in preparation for paving next week
  • Gowland Road has been paved with shouldering remaining to be completed
  • Pickleball has been prepped for paving however the completion date has yet to be determined
  • Sewer main and services to be completed along Anchor Place throughout this week
  • Blasting along Acorn to continue through this week and next week as sewer main and services are installed
  • Manhole grouting continues to be completed, expect periodic lane closure throughout the site while this is completed
  • Pressure testing to be completed periodically when possible

March 15, 2019 Update:

  • Expect workers along Gowland Road and Pickleball Road as a second crew is on site prepping for paving - tentative Gowland Road paving scheduled for March 18th
  • Sewer main and services to be completed along Anchor Place and Acorn Road throughout this week and next
  • Blasting along Anchor and Acorn to continue through this weekend and next week
  • Manhole grouting to be completed, expect periodic lane closure throughout Wakefield and Gowland while this is completed
  • Pressure testing to be completed periodically when possible

March 7, 2019 Update:

  • Expect workers along Wakefield Road as a second crew is on site prepping for paving - tentative Wakefield Road paving scheduled for March 15th
  • Sewer main and services to be completed along Anchor Place throughout this week
  • Bear Creek has obtained a new Blaster. Expect blasting to commence as early as Monday, March 11th along Anchor and Acorn
  • Manhole grouting to be completed, expect periodic lane closure throughout Wakefield and Gowland while this is completed
  • Pressure testing to be completed when possible

March 4, 2019 Update:

  • Sewer main and services to be completed along Anchor Place throughout this week
  • Bear Creek has obtained a new Blaster. Expect blasting to commence as early this week along Anchor and Acorn
  • Manhole grouting to be completed, expect periodic lane closure throughout Wakefield and Gowland while this is completed
  • Pressure testing to be completed when possible

February 8, 2019 Update:

  • Remaining service laterals will be completed along Wakefield Road throughout this weekend, possibly early next week. Possible noise daily throughout the week as rock hammering will be required to complete the install.
  • The culvert at the intersection of Wakefield Road and Highway 101 will be replaced tentatively February 13 & 14. Look for signage and warnings indicating these works as access to the highway will be restricted to a single lane until the installation is completed. Access from Norwest Bay is encouraged during this period.
  • Works along Anchor Place is expected for late next week.
  • Pressure testing the sewer main north of Anchor is tentatively schedule to be completed late next week.

February 4, 2019 Update:

  • Remaining service laterals will be completed along Wakefield Road throughout this week. Possible noise daily throughout the week as rock hammering will be required to complete the install.

January 24, 2019 Update:

  • Remaining service laterals will be completed along Wakefield Road throughout this week and continuing on February 4th following the Contractor's break
  • Work on Anchor Place has halted until further notice
  • Blasting halted temporarily due to blasting error and WorkSafe investigation. 

January 19, 2019 Update:

  • Sanitary sewer main installation along Wakefield Road has been complete and the remaining service laterals will be complete in the coming week
  • Blasting is expected to commence on Pickleball this week followed by Anchor Place, sewer main to be installed as the bedrock is removed. 
  • The Contractor will be away from the site from January 27th until February 3rd

December 10, 2018 Update:

  • Blasting to continue on Wakefield then Acorn, Pickleball and Anchor
  • Sewer main and service installation to continue where possible with rock removal progress
  • Contractor to be onsite until December 19 and offsite for the holidays then returning January 3, 2019
  • Highway crossing and tie-in to be completed with the return in 2019
  • The Contractor has been advised that all relevant bylaws must be followed and Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be monitoring the project

November 9, 2018 Update:

  • Blasting along Wakefield Road is underway between Acorn Road and Norwest Bay Road and is expected to continue through until next week. Residents directly affected by the blasting are recommended to listen carefully for the warning horn prior to ignition and stay clear of the construction site while blasting occurs. 
  • Sanitary sewer main and sanitary service tie-ins are to continue along Wakefield Road from Acorn Road to Norwest Bay Road
  • Ditching repairs and erosion control measures to be completed along Wakefield Road north of Highway 101.

November 1, 2018 Update: 

  • Blasting is tentatively scheduled for November 5 on Wakefield Road near the Acorn Road intersection. 
  • Installation of new sanitary sewer pipe will continue on Wakefield Road heading toward Norwest Bay from Acorn Road.

October 19, 2018 Update: 

  • Gowland Road work the week of Oct 22 includes: complete installing service tie-ins from sanitary main to property line (estimated completion Oct24), site clean up, 
  • Wakefield Road: waiting for blasting permits from Fortis. Blasting to begin when permit received. Residents in immediate area of blasting will receive written notice 24 hours prior to blasting. Site clean up and shoulder work to continue.

October 23 Update:

  • Work begins today on Wakefield Road starting at 5619 and working toward Norwest Bay Road
  • Service installs will be complete on Gowland Road by evening of Oct 24
  • clean-up on Wakefield Road and Gowland Road will be complete by the end of the week
  • Bear Creek crew is working on 3 week on and 1 week off schedule so no work will take place the week of Oct 29
  • Blasting MAY begin November 6

October 17 Update: 

  • Crews are currently installing sanitary sewermain on Gowland Road by 6523 heading north. Expect to be completed sewer main install by/on Oct 20th with service tie-ins left to install next week.
  • Further work on Wakefield Road, Anchor Place, Pickleball Court and Acorn Road cannot proceed any further without a blasting permit from Fortis Gas. Hoping to receive permit early next week. 

Please contact the District of Sechelt Engineering department for more information - 604-885-1986.


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