Capital Region District Wastewater Treatment Project

Rank 2024


Industry Sector: Water

Project Type: Water Wastewater

Project Value: $775 million

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $170 million

Provincial Funding: $248 million

Municipal Funding: $316 million: Capital Region District

Private Funding: $41 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Victoria, Saanich, and Esquimalt

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020

The Capital Regional District’s Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford, and Colwood and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

The project consists of three main components: the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant which will provide tertiary treatment to the core area’s wastewater; the Residuals Treatment Facility which will turn the residual solids into Class A biosolids; and the conveyance system which is the pumps and pipes that will carry wastewater from across the core area to the treatment plant and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility.

In May, the CRD board approved a project budget increase of $10 million, after a staff report concluded that the project could not be built for the original budget.

In 2018 the Residuals Treatment Facility began construction, along with the major parts of the conveyance system. The remaining aspects of the conveyance system began construction in 2019. All of the project components are scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.

Contractor: Kenaidan Contracting Ltd (Clover Point Pump Station)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: AECOM; Graham; SUEZ; CEI; Gracorp; Michelss Canada DBFOM Team (Residuals Treatment Facility)—Hartland Resource Management Group

Other Key Players: KPMG; Operis; Aon; Associated Engineering; Kerr Wood Leidal; Stantec; Parsons; GHD; Deloitte; INTECH

Management Consultants: EY

Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright (advisor to CRD); Bennett Jones (counsel); Borden Ladner Gervais

Financing Detail: The federal government has pledged $120 million through Building Canada Fund, and $50 million through Green Infrastructure Fund. The provincial government has provided $248 million, while the Capital Region District has contributed $306 million, and will be responsible for any additional costs. Also, P3 Canada is providing up to $41 million through its P3 Canada Fund.

2020 Rank: 63

2019 Rank: 64

2018 Rank: 63