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Sustainability Community Breakfast June 19

June 14, 2014

Celebrating a Century of Liquid Waste Services in Metro Vancouver
– Now and Then

Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:30 - 9:00 am
Inn at the Quay
900 Quayside Drive New Westminster

We’ve come a long way since the 1911 typhoid outbreaks and beach closures blamed on sewage pollution. Today, thanks to visionary decisions made by community leaders, engineers and city planners during the last century, we have a comprehensive and cost-effective regional sewerage system throughout the Metro Vancouver region.

However, for the most part, sewerage services are out of sight and out of mind. We run our dishwashers and flush our toilets, without considering what happens to the one billion litres of wastewater that go down our sinks and drains in the region each day.

Join us for an historical journey of the past 100 years, and an exploration of impressive technological innovations and improvements that will unfold in the next 100 years.


  • Fred Nenninger, Manager, Policy Planning Analysis & Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades, Liquid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver
  • Eugene Wat, Manager, Infrastructure Planning, Engineering Services, City of New Westminster
  • Catalin Dobrescu, Utilities & Special Projects Engineer, Engineering Services, City of New Westminster
  • Simon So, General Manager, Liquid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver

If you plan to attend please RSVP by clicking  'Register Now' .

For more information about upcoming Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfasts please visit our website.