- ACEC-BC Award
McElhanney Consulting Engineers - Award of Excellence
- Community Area Serviced
- Capacity of Stormwater Detention Facility
21,200 m3 of stormwater
First underground stormwater detention facility in Langley
Qualico Communities designs and builds an underground stormwater detention facility to service Langley's Westbrooke community.
Located in Langley’s Willoughby Heights neighbourhood, Westbrooke is a Qualico Community that features one of the largest underground stormwater detention facilities in North America. The non-traditional, sustainable and innovative facility is the first-of-its-kind in the Township of Langley, servicing a 138 acre catchment area.
The facility was a requirement for development approval for Westbrooke I, and upon discovery that the traditional above-ground storm pond was too expensive due to high land costs and insufficient acreage, the Township of Langley, Qualico, and McElhanney Consulting Engineering Ltd. collaborated on a solution. It was proposed to combine two municipal facilities into the same footprint: a stormwater detention tank system installed below the sports fields in Community Park.
The 21,200-m3-system includes storm sewers, detention tanks, and flow diversion manholes to redirect sediment and debris during heavy rainfall, as well as two natural grass turf fields at surface-level.
In 2019, the Association of Consulting Engineers of BC (ACEC-BC) awarded McElhanney Consulting Engineers the Award of Excellence for the Dual Use Detention Centre/Sports Field.
78 Ave. & 204 St., Langley, BC
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