CRD sewage

The Capital Regional District says disinfectant and disinfectant wipes, paper towels and latex gloves should not be flushed or put down the drain. (Unsplash)

COVID-19: Latex gloves, paper towel and wipes are not flushable, CRD warns

Improper flushing can clog and damage septic and sewer systems

The Capital Regional District says disinfectant and disinfectant wipes, paper towels and latex gloves should not be flushed or put down the drain. (Unsplash)
Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD plans to use processed human feces from new wastewater treatment plant as fuel, fertilizer

Biosolid fuel produced at the treatment facility can be used locally and on the mainland

Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Saanich residents will pay higher rates for a number of utilities, including garbage, in 2020. (Black Press File Photo)

Sewer rates rise for Saanich residents in 2020

Higher water, and garbage rates also approved by council

Saanich residents will pay higher rates for a number of utilities, including garbage, in 2020. (Black Press File Photo)
The CRD is holding a Solid Waste Management Plan open house on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

CRD hosts Saanich open house on solid waste management

Open house is Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Saanich Greek Community Hall

  • Nov 21, 2019
The CRD is holding a Solid Waste Management Plan open house on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
Esquimalt council voted to move forward with waterfront changes. (Black Press Media File Photo).

Esquimalt council approves building, dog areas for Gorge Park

$7 million in funding for waterfront improvements goes to multipurpose building and dog park

Esquimalt council voted to move forward with waterfront changes. (Black Press Media File Photo).
Crews worked in the Colquitz River from Aug. 26 to 28 before work was halted due to sediment contamination. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Work to resume in Colquitz River after sediment contamination in August

Night work to take place this week as wastewater treatment project continues

Crews worked in the Colquitz River from Aug. 26 to 28 before work was halted due to sediment contamination. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
The sewage treatment plant at McLaughlin Point in Esquimalt is seeing rising costs. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Sewage treatment plant in Esquimalt sees rising costs

A staff report to the CRD shows rising costs for wastewater treatment project

The sewage treatment plant at McLaughlin Point in Esquimalt is seeing rising costs. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
LETTER: Capital Regional District needs to see trees as an invaluable resources

LETTER: Capital Regional District needs to see trees as an invaluable resources

We are grateful to hear that the CRD and Saanich now believe…

  • Dec 11, 2018
LETTER: Capital Regional District needs to see trees as an invaluable resources
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Work scheduled to start in October on latest Clover Point wastewater project

Another wastewater contract headed down the pipe

  • Sep 21, 2018
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A series of cranes hold sections of a 3,000-foot sewer pipe in slings along Niagara Street in James Bay on Tuesday. The pipe was being pulled inch by inch from the site of the wastewater treatment plant at McCaulay Point in Esquimalt, through an underwater tunnel in Victoria Harbour, with the help of the cranes and other heavy equipment. It will eventually be connected to another pipe that will be buried along Dallas Road, coming from the expanded Clover Point pump station. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WATCH: Sewage pipe makes slow journey toward the ocean

940-metre pipe a key piece of CRD wastewater treatment project

A series of cranes hold sections of a 3,000-foot sewer pipe in slings along Niagara Street in James Bay on Tuesday. The pipe was being pulled inch by inch from the site of the wastewater treatment plant at McCaulay Point in Esquimalt, through an underwater tunnel in Victoria Harbour, with the help of the cranes and other heavy equipment. It will eventually be connected to another pipe that will be buried along Dallas Road, coming from the expanded Clover Point pump station. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Aerial view illustration shows the proposed alignment for the cycle track and the force main along Dallas Road. Both are elements of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project. Courtesy CRD

Dallas Road cycle path, Clover Point amenities designs approved by council

Elements form part of CRD’s wastewater treatment project

Aerial view illustration shows the proposed alignment for the cycle track and the force main along Dallas Road. Both are elements of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project. Courtesy CRD
Members of the Capital Regional District environmental services committee discussed a proposal to end the current integrated resource management (IRM) process, which aimed to bring the processing of various waste streams, including sewage biosolids, into one facility at Hartland. In a split vote, the committee approved the idea of separating the processing elements, and the CRD board later approved the recommendation. crd.bc.ca

CRD board votes to end integrated waste procurement process

Separating the processing of the region’s waste streams to be pursued, possibly still at Hartland

Members of the Capital Regional District environmental services committee discussed a proposal to end the current integrated resource management (IRM) process, which aimed to bring the processing of various waste streams, including sewage biosolids, into one facility at Hartland. In a split vote, the committee approved the idea of separating the processing elements, and the CRD board later approved the recommendation. crd.bc.ca
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is throwing her support behind an alternative plan for processing biosolids from the Capital Regional District’s sewage treatment process. The full board CRD board will vote Wednesday (Jan. 10) afternoon on whatever recommendation on the matter comes from the environmental services committee, which meets in the morning. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

CRD staff, Victoria mayor call for shift in direction on sewage sludge processing

Shelving of well-researched integrated resource management plan could save millions

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is throwing her support behind an alternative plan for processing biosolids from the Capital Regional District’s sewage treatment process. The full board CRD board will vote Wednesday (Jan. 10) afternoon on whatever recommendation on the matter comes from the environmental services committee, which meets in the morning. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Sewage lines and cycle path proposed by CRD for Dallas Road. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

CRD to hear from public this week on Dallas Road aspects of sewage project

Regional district hosting two community consultation meetings this week

Sewage lines and cycle path proposed by CRD for Dallas Road. (Photo courtesy of CRD)
The Gorge Waterway was contaminated this past summer from septic tanks that spilled into Esquimalt’s storm water drains. The Township is beginning to address its options for preventing sewage and storm water lines from co-mingling. News files

Fixing Esquimalt’s sewage, storm drain cross contamination could cost millions

Property owners and municipality expected to share costs of solution

The Gorge Waterway was contaminated this past summer from septic tanks that spilled into Esquimalt’s storm water drains. The Township is beginning to address its options for preventing sewage and storm water lines from co-mingling. News files
Preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s Clover Point Pump Station area include new washrooms and upgraded public gathering spaces. (Image courtesy CRD)

Clover Point amenities plan for sewage line projects 50 parking spots lost

New bike path proposed to be built on top of Dallas Road sewer line

Preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s Clover Point Pump Station area include new washrooms and upgraded public gathering spaces. (Image courtesy CRD)
Capital Regional District directors and staff will visit sewage treatment processing facilities in Europe next month as a way to learn more about integrated resource management strategies. File photo

CRD to send directors, staff to Europe to tour liquid waste processing facilities

Estimated cost $8,500 per person, five people approved for October trip

Capital Regional District directors and staff will visit sewage treatment processing facilities in Europe next month as a way to learn more about integrated resource management strategies. File photo