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Bridgeview Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project Phases 3 and 4

Project Background and Description

The City has experienced challenges with the existing vacuum sanitary system which currently services the Bridgeview area east of 126A Street. It is far more costly to maintain and prone to service disruptions compared to a conventional system. Furthermore, the existing system is at capacity and therefore, land development in this area is not allowed. Phases one and two, west of 126A Street, were constructed previously between 2009 and 2013.

In an effort to improve the existing system, reduce operating costs and allow further development in the area, the City is proposing to replace the existing system with a combination of low pressure and gravity sewers. The work will include construction of mainline sewer in the roads, service connections to individual lots, road repaving and a pump station.

Project Location

Project Timing

Construction is scheduled to commence in July 2016 and be completed by November 2017.

History of Project

The Bridgeview East Phase 3 & 4 Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project is a part of Surrey's Local Area Service Program.

On March 7, 2016 Council approved the LAS and Bylaw for the Bridgeview East Phase 3 & 4 Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project. During this time, City property agents visited properties to discuss what would be happening on private properties. Area A (pumped connections) were visited first by property agents followed by Area B (gravity connections).

In February 2016, 12.5% of the properties opposed the project and submitted a Petition Form stating “do not agree” – therefore, a sufficient petition against has NOT been received. View the Petition Results.

A public open house was held January 27, 2016 at Bridgeview Elementary School (12834 115A Avenue).

See the materials that were displayed:

Local Service Tax

  • You do not have to pay the Local Service Tax until you develop your property. Development includes rezoning, subdivision, consolidation, development permit, service connection application, temporary use permit, development variance permit and building permit.
  • The City will pay 100% of the project cost to construct the new system and will gradually recover about 47% of the project cost when properties are developed or redeveloped
  • Tax EXEMPTION applicable for residential zoned lots where an existing house is rebuilt or renovated (and the renovation value is greater than $100,000) – you will only have to pay the “Sewer Lateral Tax Component” of the Local Service Tax


Learn more about the Local Area Service Program.