Planning for Sewage Treatment
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Locations w a s t e w a t e r t r e a t m e n t m a d e c l e a r wa s t e wa t e r t r e a t m e n t m a d e c l e a r A strategy for sewage treatment The CRD’s strategy for sewage treatment is intended to provide a long-term solution for the region that will ensure that we follow best practices in sustainability, while providing value for money for taxpayers. Planning Your opinion matters The CRD is evaluating technical, environmental and financial issues, while listening to the public and stakeholders. for Sewage The independent consultants’ report is now available for public review. Your feedback is important to us. All feedback received by the public will be provided to the provincial government in the CRD’s June 2007 report. Treatment To learn more, please visit us on the web at www.crd.bc.ca, or write us at: Wastewater Treatment Made Clear Capital Regional District 625 Fisgard St Potential Locations PO Box 1000 Victoria BC V8W 2S6 Please note: Your comments must be received by June 22 to be included in the final report. The Capital Regional District is committed to providing cost-effective, innovative and environmentally-responsible sewage treatment. The project will see the upgrading of wastewater treatment practices that best support our growing community. postage How the process began paid In July 2006, the BC Minister of Environment region. The process has been led by a Steering directed the CRD to provide options and a fixed schedule Committee and supported by a Technical and for sewage treatment in the region by the end of June Community Advisory Committee (TCAC), as well as 2007. The options include the type, number and location a team of independent consultants. Wastewater Treatment Made Clear of sewage treatment facilities, as well as preliminary Capital Regional District costs, and a proposed implementation schedule. The consultants’ group produced eight technical 625 Fisgard St discussion papers through a series of workshops In response, the CRD launched a process to develop and meetings, which helped form the sewage PO Box 1000 a long-term strategy for sewage treatment in the treatment strategy. Victoria BC V8W 2S6 Visit us at www.crd.bc.ca Your Top 10 Questions What is contained in 4. 8. 10. Will this be a public-private How do I get a copy on Sewage Treatment the CRD report to the partnership (P3) project? of the consultants’ report? (As submitted to the CRD) 1. Provincial Government? We are looking at various design/construction options that provide value for money for taxpayers, To get a copy of the consultants’ report please visit our website at www.crd.bc.ca or you may write us at: In order for the region to legally treat its sewage, there from traditional to public-private partnership Why is the CRD looking must be an amendment to the existing Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP). Therefore, models. In order to secure provincial funding, Wastewater Treatment Made Clear the CRD is required to assess the viability of a P3. into sewage treatment? the report to the Minister of Environment will contain Capital Regional District 625 Fisgard St In July 2006, the BC Minister of Environment directed the consultants’ report on recommendations for waste- 9. PO Box 1000 water treatment, the request to amend the current LWMP, the CRD to provide options and a fixed schedule for sewage treatment in the region by the end of June 2007. as well as public communications and feedback. What are the Victoria BC V8W 2S6 The options include the type, number and general 5. environmental impacts? location of sewage treatment facilities, as well as prelim- Residents of the CRD have made it clear that they inary costs, and a proposed implementation schedule. When will construction start? favour sewage treatment which incorporates the latest technology and is environmentally sound. 2. Specific dates for construction have not been deter- We share that value and are moving forward with mined, but will be contained in the sewage treatment What are the proposed strategy which will be completed by the end of June a view toward using technology that minimizes impact on the environment. locations for sewage 2007. However, it is expected that treatment will take about 10 years to complete, including land treatment facilities? acquisition, zoning, planning, design, construction The proposed locations are: and commissioning. Macaulay Point Wastewater Treatment Plant – secondary and primary treatment. 6. Comments from the public on the consultants’ report will be made available to the Provincial Government Clover Point Plant – Treatment of Wet Weather Flow. Will it all be in the June 30 CRD report. If you would like to provide your feedback please visit our website at www.crd.bc.ca or fill in the card below. Decentralized Water Reclamation Plants – in Saanich secondary treatment? Please note: Your comments must be received by June 22 to be included in the final report. East and in the West Shore, to provide opportunities Yes, secondary treatment will be phased in over the for water re-use and heat recovery from the wastewater. 10-year period. Hartland Landfill – potential Biosolids Management 7. Facility. How much will sewage Your opinion matters 3. treatment cost? How were these potential Initial estimates place the cost of sewage treatment Comments: locations chosen for at $1.2 billion, planned to be cost-shared among the sewage treatment? CRD and the provincial and federal governments. The current estimates are in 2007 dollars and include These sites have been chosen for one of two reasons: design and construction. The estimate does not include Either they already have infrastructure in place or they operational costs. represent areas where major future growth is expected. At this point, it is too early to speculate on the cost It is important to note, however, that no final decisions for an individual household. However, we will have have been made regarding the locations of sewage detailed estimates in early 2008. treatment plants.