Project Type Liquid Waste
Project Status Construction
Project Area Southern Gulf Islands
Estimated Cost $9,379,909
Estimated Start Date 01-May-2023
Estimated End Date 31-Jul-2024
Contracted To / Performed By McElhanney Ltd. (Consulting Engineer), Coast Utility Contracting Ltd.



The Magic Lake Estates (MLE) Sewer Service upgrade works have been underway over the last few years to address the issues facing the aging and failing infrastructure. Condition of the MLE wastewater infrastructure has been documented in past reports and presented at several public open houses held on November 22, 2014, June 6, 2015, February 27, 2016, and April 27, 2019.

Project Funding

Funding for this project is provided by the Green Infrastructure - Investing In Canada Grant Program and Magic Lake Estates Sewer Service.

Project Description

The next phase of the MLE project will begin in May of 2023. The first project will be the decommissioning of the Cannon wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) which will be replaced with a pump station to divert flows for treatment at Schooner WWTP. Schooner WWTP will be upgraded to treat the additional flows from Cannon pump station which includes replacement of other equipment to improve the health, safety, and overall reliability of the facility. At Galleon and Schooner pump stations, the mechanical and electrical components will be replaced, and the remaining pump stations will receive new communication infrastructure.

The next phase of the upgrades will focus work at the following facilities:

  • Schooner Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
  • Cannon WWTP
  • Galleon Pump Station
  • Schooner Pump Station
  • Masthead Pump Station
  • Cutlass Pump Station
  • Buccaneer Pump Station
  • Capstan Pump Station

Project Schedule:

Next stepApprox. timeline
Mobilize contractor to siteMay 2023
Construction periodMay 2023 to May 2024
Test and commission facilitiesApril to May 2024
Warranty reviewMay 2024 to May 2025

Whats New

Last updated February 7

  • Contact and project end date updated

Receive email updates for Magic Lake Estates Wastewater System Infrastructure Replacement Project


Additional Information




2019 Open House Information

Committee Meetings and Staff Reports

Annual Reports

Want to know if you are in the service area? Magic Lake Sewerage Service Area (PDF)

Contact Us

Malcolm Cowley
Integrated Water Services