Wastewater treatment

The water quality of the Sooke Basin will improve with the expansion of the wastewater facility, say district officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke set to break ground on wastewater plant expansion, easing capacity woes

Facility will receive upgrades, and collection system extended to increase sewer capacity

 

Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)

B.C. tourism mecca finally poised to stop pumping raw sewage into the ocean

Shovels expected to hit the ground this month on Tofino’s much-delayed $78M sewage treatment facility

 

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. Dr. Theresa Tam says Canada’s public health agency is looking to make the most of Canada’s waste, and plans to sift through the sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox, polio, antimicrobial resistant organism and more. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

The monkeypox disease comes from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox

 

Map shows regional water supply areas and capital works recommendations approved by the Capital Regional District board at the Aug. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Capital Regional District)

CRD board approves master plan for Greater Victoria regional water supply

2022 master plan will guide engineering projects proposed through 2050

Map shows regional water supply areas and capital works recommendations approved by the Capital Regional District board at the Aug. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Capital Regional District)
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Sooke Wastewater Treatment Plant manager Paul Bohemier at the two sequential batch reactors. Three different cycles happen in the SBRs: aeration, settling and decanting. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Royal flush: Behind the scenes at the Sooke wastewater plant

One flush and it’s gone is not exactly how it works

Sooke Wastewater Treatment Plant manager Paul Bohemier at the two sequential batch reactors. Three different cycles happen in the SBRs: aeration, settling and decanting. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The City of Victoria’s sewer lines carry wastewater to the Capital Regional District treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Victoria floats mandate for residential, commercial sewer pipe connection repairs

City looking to solve sewage, stormwater mixing problems exacerbated by heavy rains

The City of Victoria’s sewer lines carry wastewater to the Capital Regional District treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of CRD)
Heavy rains mean wastewater, stormwater system overloads in shoreline areas of Saanich, Oak Bay and Victoria. (Video courtesy of Daniel Sharp)

UPDATE: View Royal added to wastewater alerts in Capital Region

Rainfall overwhelms wastewater system, prompts alert for Saanich, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal

Heavy rains mean wastewater, stormwater system overloads in shoreline areas of Saanich, Oak Bay and Victoria. (Video courtesy of Daniel Sharp)
As a result of combined stormwater and wastewater overflows, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater overflow warning issued for Saanich, Oak Bay shorelines

Residents advised to stay out of the water in Cadboro Bay

As a result of combined stormwater and wastewater overflows, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction on the Capital Regional District’s Arbutus Attentuation Tank is set to be completed by summer’s end, with landscaping and site restoration continuing into the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tank to store Saanich’s excess wastewater expected to be complete this summer

CRD project will reduce number of sewer overflows around Saanich

Construction on the Capital Regional District’s Arbutus Attentuation Tank is set to be completed by summer’s end, with landscaping and site restoration continuing into the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Sooke installed a new centrifuge at its wastewater treatment plant last year. The centrifuge is designed for a higher standard for process performance as well as for environmental impacts. An expansion of the plant is in the works, thanks to an influx of provincial funding. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)

New funding for wastewater plant will improve environment, Sooke mayor says

Province announces $4.6 million in funding for the $6.58-million project

The District of Sooke installed a new centrifuge at its wastewater treatment plant last year. The centrifuge is designed for a higher standard for process performance as well as for environmental impacts. An expansion of the plant is in the works, thanks to an influx of provincial funding. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke's wastewater treatment plant will receive structural and mechanical upgrades, and the local wastewater collection system will be extended to increase sewer capacity. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke mayor welcomes provincial funding for upgrades to wastewater treatment plant

B.C. contributing $4.6 million toward $6.6-million project

The District of Sooke's wastewater treatment plant will receive structural and mechanical upgrades, and the local wastewater collection system will be extended to increase sewer capacity. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Capital Regional District is expected to resume sending dried Class A biosolids, a byproduct of treated wastewater, to the mainland by the end of summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD likely to resume sending biosolids to mainland by end of summer

Processed waste granules still too large for the Richmond cement plant

The Capital Regional District is expected to resume sending dried Class A biosolids, a byproduct of treated wastewater, to the mainland by the end of summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point, which began service late in 2020. (Photo courtesy CRD)

CRD putting finishing touches on five-year wastewater project

Treatment plant, other elements came into service on time, under budget: board chair

Aerial view of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point, which began service late in 2020. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Point Ellice House has undergone renovations and will open with a new exhibit. (Facebook/ Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)

Victoria’s Point Ellice heritage gardens and exhibit space set to reopen

The historic house will remain closed to the public due to public health measures

Point Ellice House has undergone renovations and will open with a new exhibit. (Facebook/ Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point. (Photo courtesy CRD)

PHOTOS: Check out Greater Victoria’s new wastewater treatment facilities

Long-awaited project has been up and running since late 2020

  • Jan 26, 2021
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point. (Photo courtesy CRD)
The Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project is now treating wastewater.(Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria wastewater treatment project up and running in Esquimalt

Capital Regional District’s largest-ever infrastructure project now treating wastewater

  • Dec 15, 2020
The Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project is now treating wastewater.(Black Press Media file photo)
Anvy Technologies CEO Victor Nicolov displays his company’s innovative garbage disposal device, the Sepura. (Courtesy of Anvy Technologies)

Goodbye garburator, this Victoria company has a clean composting solution

Sepura has made Time Magazine’s ‘100 Best Inventions of 2020’ for its hassle-free functioning

Anvy Technologies CEO Victor Nicolov displays his company’s innovative garbage disposal device, the Sepura. (Courtesy of Anvy Technologies)
The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater treatment project less than six months from completion

Tertiary treatment and conveyance system South Vancouver Island’s largest infrastructure project

The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District recently wound up the sale of this warehouse building on Viewfield Road, one of two side by side that were purchased in 2013 as possible sites to locate the wastewater treatment project’s biosolids processing facility. Profit made from the sale of the two buildings is roughly $3.7 million, to be distributed back to the participating municipalities. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Regional district’s Esquimalt land sale means $3.7M back to municipalities

Viewfield Road sites make a profit, seven years after controversial purchase for sewage project

The Capital Regional District recently wound up the sale of this warehouse building on Viewfield Road, one of two side by side that were purchased in 2013 as possible sites to locate the wastewater treatment project’s biosolids processing facility. Profit made from the sale of the two buildings is roughly $3.7 million, to be distributed back to the participating municipalities. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)