More Storm Drain Abuse
… at Westbank’s 2220 Kingsway Site
The series of four photos below documents how sump pumping of construction site wastewater is bypassing the extensive filtration and remediation system that was installed prior to construction activity.
Environmental degradations include:
Contaminants draining from 2.3 acre construction site dump directly into Vancouver storm water system
Deficient removal of sediments that could necessitate downstream removal at taxpayer expense
Erosion of landscaped City of Vancouver corner bulge at Kingsway and Gladstone
Sump pump at lowest point of excavation with attached drainage hose
leading upward to ground-level edge of excavation
Sump hose emerges from excavation and leads to curbside
Downstream view from sump hose at curbside toward storm drain
Upstream view from eroded landscape of corner bulge toward drainage hose at curbside
Remediation equipment and previous storm drain abuse at the 2220 Kingsway site are described in these earlier postings:
All photos taken on afternoon of Sunday 8 November 2015.