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.