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:

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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.
  • December 5, 2019 Construction Update

    4 days ago

    The replacement of the wastewater forcemain along Haliburton Street is complete and the pipeline is operational. This new pipeline will take substantial pressure off the wastewater system with the additional capacity that it provides.

    Work on the overall project is only 50% complete but the project will be taking a break over the Holiday Season and will start back up again in early January 2020.

    The work scheduled for January until the end of May 2020 will include the replacement of the ageing City of Nanaimo water mains and the upgrade of...

    The replacement of the wastewater forcemain along Haliburton Street is complete and the pipeline is operational. This new pipeline will take substantial pressure off the wastewater system with the additional capacity that it provides.

    Work on the overall project is only 50% complete but the project will be taking a break over the Holiday Season and will start back up again in early January 2020.

    The work scheduled for January until the end of May 2020 will include the replacement of the ageing City of Nanaimo water mains and the upgrade of the pavement surface along Haliburton street within the project area. Additional Upgrade work around and inside the Chase River Pump Station will continue till late summer 2020, but this work will have minimal impact on the public.

    The temporary road surface will be in place and maintained by Milestone Contracting until the weather warms up to allow for the final pavement upgrade.

    The Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Nanaimo would like to thank you for your patience through this important project and wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season.

  • Road Closure and Transit Service Alert

    3 months 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 August 13, 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 August 13, 2019 Construction Notice (page 2).

  • Construction begins September 3, 2019

    3 months 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

    3 months 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.