A child examines a garden planted near a crosswalk in Hastings-Sunrise.

Hastings-Sunrise sewer renewal and Green Rainwater Infrastructure project

This project will help meet Vancouver’s regulatory requirement to eliminate combined sewer overflows by 2050.

It will also help unlock development potential by adapting the neighbourhood sewer and drainage systems for pressures from growth and heavier rainfall expected with climate change.

This project is in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia and has received grant funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

What's happeningPhase 3 construction is underway

Phase 3 construction started in December 2023 with anticipated completion in winter 2025.

Walking and cycling access will be retained where possible and detours will be in place. Watch for signage as the access points may change.

Refer to the timeline for details

Phase 2 update

Phase 2 is now completed.

How this project may affect you


  • January to fall 2023

    Phase 1

    • Complete

  • March to late spring 2024

    Phase 2

    • Complete

  • January 2024 to winter 2025

    Phase 3

    • Sewer renewal starting at laneway north of East 1st Ave between Graveley St and Lillooet St
    • Sewer main renewal along East 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues and along Lillooet St, Windermere St and several laneways.
    • Temporary street restoration as work advances
    • Complete green rainwater infrastructure south of East 1st Ave

This project is supported through a bilateral federal and provincial grant of $15 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

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Healthy Waters Plan

Learn about Vancouver's long-range sewer and rainwater management plan.

Green rainwater infrastructure

Learn how green rainwater infrastructure promotes sustainable rainwater management to enhance our city’s resilience to climate change.