Chase River Pump Station and Haliburton Street Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Upgrades

The Chase River Pump Station and its twin forcemains along Haliburton Street are critical components of wastewater infrastructure. Together, they receive residential wastewater from south Nanaimo and deliver it to the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.

Chase River Forcemains No. 1 and 2 were installed in 1980 and 1998, respectively. Forcemain No. 1 must be replaced and the pump station, also built in the 1980's, requires an updgrade to its pumping capacity. Investing in our infrastructure today is necessary to maintain effective operation into the future.

The City of Nanaimo Capital Plan identifies the replacement of the Haliburton watermain and the City's Transportation Master Plan identifies a multi-use cycling/pedestrian path along the same stretch of road. The pump station and forcemain upgrade project presents an opportunity to partner with the City of Nanaimo and combine these activities into one coordinated construction project. This will allow the RDN and City of Nanaimo to reduce overall cost and disruption to the taxpayer by coordinating engineering, procurement and construction resources.

Questions or Concerns

For questions or concerns, please call the contractor, Milestone Equipment Contracting, at 1-888-484-7303.

How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please:

  • Register by clicking the "subscribe" tab on the right-hand side of the page. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication.
  • Explore this webpage to find out more.

The Chase River Pump Station and its twin forcemains along Haliburton Street are critical components of wastewater infrastructure. Together, they receive residential wastewater from south Nanaimo and deliver it to the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.

Chase River Forcemains No. 1 and 2 were installed in 1980 and 1998, respectively. Forcemain No. 1 must be replaced and the pump station, also built in the 1980's, requires an updgrade to its pumping capacity. Investing in our infrastructure today is necessary to maintain effective operation into the future.

The City of Nanaimo Capital Plan identifies the replacement of the Haliburton watermain and the City's Transportation Master Plan identifies a multi-use cycling/pedestrian path along the same stretch of road. The pump station and forcemain upgrade project presents an opportunity to partner with the City of Nanaimo and combine these activities into one coordinated construction project. This will allow the RDN and City of Nanaimo to reduce overall cost and disruption to the taxpayer by coordinating engineering, procurement and construction resources.

Questions or Concerns

For questions or concerns, please call the contractor, Milestone Equipment Contracting, at 1-888-484-7303.

How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please:

  • Register by clicking the "subscribe" tab on the right-hand side of the page. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication.
  • Explore this webpage to find out more.
  • Road Closure and Transit Service Alert

    about 1 month ago

    Please be advised that periodic interruptions to road traffic may occur from September 3, 2019 to May 31, 2020. During this time, BC Transit services will be re-routed. For details on the Transit Plan, please refer to the August13, 2019 Construction Notice (page 2).

    Please be advised that periodic interruptions to road traffic may occur from September 3, 2019 to May 31, 2020. During this time, BC Transit services will be re-routed. For details on the Transit Plan, please refer to the August13, 2019 Construction Notice (page 2).

  • Construction begins September 3, 2019

    about 1 month ago

    Utility upgrades will occur from September 3, 2019 until May 31, 2020. Construction activities will occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday to Friday.

    For questions or concerns, please call the contractor, Milestone Equipment Contracting, at 1-888-484-7303.


    Utility upgrades will occur from September 3, 2019 until May 31, 2020. Construction activities will occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday to Friday.

    For questions or concerns, please call the contractor, Milestone Equipment Contracting, at 1-888-484-7303.


  • Contract for Construction Services Awarded

    about 1 month ago

    At the Regular Board meeting on June 25, 2019, the RDN Board:

    • awarded the Construction Services contract for the Chase River Pump Station and Haliburton Street Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Upgrade Project to Milestone Contracting Inc. for a total contract value of $2,987,730 (excl. GST).
    • awarded the Construction Management contract to Jacobs Engineering for a value of $245,000.
    • approved the addition of $1,285,257 to project budget which will be reimbursed by the City of Nanaimo through a cost-sharing agreement.

    At the Regular Board meeting on June 25, 2019, the RDN Board:

    • awarded the Construction Services contract for the Chase River Pump Station and Haliburton Street Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Upgrade Project to Milestone Contracting Inc. for a total contract value of $2,987,730 (excl. GST).
    • awarded the Construction Management contract to Jacobs Engineering for a value of $245,000.
    • approved the addition of $1,285,257 to project budget which will be reimbursed by the City of Nanaimo through a cost-sharing agreement.