​Neptune Bulk Terminals | Groundwater wells installation

April 25, 2023

Project status
Permit issued

On June 7, 2023, a project permit was issued to Neptune Bulk Terminals (the permit holder) to install groundwater wells at its terminal, located at 1001 Low Level Road in North Vancouver, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 40 permit conditions the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be mitigated.

About the project

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. proposes to install two groundwater wells at their terminal. The wells are proposed to be approximately 156 millimetres in diameter and approximately five to nine metres in depth, and would be installed below ground surface using a rotary drill rig. The purpose of the groundwater wells is to carry out one-time aquifer pumping tests to establish the quantity and quality of water available in the aquifer located at the site, and carry out a feasibility study for a future potential groundwater well system. The test would run for 24 to 48 hours. After the pump tests, the wells would be sealed using bentonite and bolt down caps to stop any infiltration. The wells would be left in place until the conceptual report is complete and it is determined if a groundwater well system is feasible.  

The proposed works are expected to take place approximately one to two weeks, during regular work hours. 

Contact information
For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.