CRD wastewater treatment project

September 1, 2017

Project overview

The Capital Regional District’s Wastewater Treatment Project is being built to meet the provincial and federal regulations for treatment of the Core Area’s wastewater by December 31, 2020.

The Project consists of three components:
  1. A 108 megalitre per day tertiary treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt;
  2. A conveyance system for piping the wastewater to the plant and the residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill; and
  3. A Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland to produce Class A biosolids. 

How is Saanich involved? 

The Wastewater Treatment Project Team is working with the municipalities of Saanich, Esquimalt, and Victoria on the route of the Residual Solids Conveyance Line. Preliminary research will provide additional information about the ground conditions along the proposed route. This information will assist in developing the design of the Residual Solids Conveyance Line. 

Please review the Wastewater Treatment Project: Residual Solids Conveyance Line Construction Notice for more information on this work. 

Staying up to date

The Wastewater Treatment Project Team is currently establishing a process for communications and engagement in Saanich that will include working with community associations and/or the Saanich Community Association Network. 

The Project Team anticipates holding information meetings in Saanich in the fall of this year. The Project Team plans to coordinate these meetings with staff from the District of Saanich and the Saanich Community Advisory Network as well as Willis Point, Todd Creek and Peninsula Streams. The purpose of these meetings would be to share the initial design for the Residual Solids Conveyance Line pipe alignment (including the anticipated location of the pump stations) and to seek public input that could be considered, along with technical and financial considerations, in finalizing the design. 

More information on the Wastewater Treatment Project

Information is online at or you can contact the Project Team through email at or phone at the 24/7 project information line at 1-844-815-6132.