Planning for Sewage Treatment by oum18845

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  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.

								
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