construction workers replace underground watermain

We're improving stormwater runoff and rising groundwater levels in Crescent Beach.

Project Description

We will implement Phase III of the Crescent Beach Utilities Improvements project to manage stormwater runoff and rising groundwater levels. In addition to the Drainage works, Phase III include improvements to sections of the watermain and sanitary sewer.

The Drainage works in Phase III involve the continued expansion of the perforated storm sewer system together with ground and road raising. This work builds on improvements in Phase I & II to manage the area’s fluctuating groundwater levels and service Crescent Beach’s long-term drainage needs.

Drainage improvements are now planned on Sullivan Street, a section of Ohara Lane, Alexandra Lane, and a section of McBride Avenue.

Works include:

  • New storm sewer system with appurtenances,
  • New storm service tie-ins to improve drainage on private properties,
  • Regrading and restoration of boulevard areas and driveways,
  • Sanitary sewer and Watermain improvements, and
  • Road and pavement work.

This work is part of a comprehensive, multi-phased stormwater management and implementation strategy for the Crescent Beach community. It is also part of the first phase of implementation of Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS). CFAS guides our work in ensuring our community is resilient, safe, healthy and prepared for coastal flooding and sea level rise. We’re putting CFAS planning into action.

Project Location

Crescent Beach Map of Construction


Public Information

Letters to residents will be sent as work progresses in the area.

Project Timing

We are currently in the design stage of Phase III. We will begin topographic survey work in mid-March 2020.

Surveying will be followed by geotechnical and ground-penetrating radar investigations.

Construction is planned for 2021. Project is anticipated to be completed in 2021 and details on Phase IV will be provided when available.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the City of Surrey Project Supervisor, Tindi Sekhon, Engineering Department, at 604-591-4765 or

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.

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