Final Contract Awarded for the Wastewater Treatment Project

Jan 09, 2020

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) has awarded a $6.8-million contract to Jacob Bros Construction to construct the Trent Forcemain. This is the final major construction contract for the Wastewater Treatment Project.

Jacob Bros was selected by the CRD through a competitive selection process. Jacob Bros is a multi-discipline general contractor that focuses on heavy civil and building construction. They are based in Surrey, BC with a satellite office in Victoria.

Construction for the Trent Forcemain is anticipated to begin early in 2020 and take approximately 10 months to complete. This 1.9km pipe will be installed as part of the Wastewater Treatment Project’s conveyance system. It will run from the intersection of Chandler Avenue and St Charles Street connecting to the Clover Point Pump Station. This addition to the eastern branch of the CRD’s core area conveyance system will increase the capacity of the system and reduce wet weather overflows.

The Wastewater Treatment Project remains on schedule to treat wastewater from the core area by December 31, 2020 with a budget of $775 million.

The Wastewater Treatment Project is being funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the CRD.

About the Wastewater Treatment Project

The Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The Project will be built so we comply with federal regulations by the end of 2020, and consists of the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, and the conveyance system that will carry wastewater from across the core area to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility. For more information, visit


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Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492