The Capital Regional District Invites Community to Open Houses on Sewage Treatment

Mar 24, 2009

Victoria, BC— The Capital Regional District is hosting a series of seven community open houses on the Wastewater Treatment Project to provide information on the decision-making process and answer questions. CRD staff will be available to respond to queries and share ideas on the project, including the three distributed wastewater management strategies.

“I encourage residents to attend these upcoming open houses to learn about the status of this project from the team of people who work on it on a daily basis,” said Core Area Liquid Waste Committee Chair Judy Brownoff. “These open houses offer an excellent opportunity for people to ask questions about this significant project. I am looking forward to attending and hearing from Core Area residents.”

The following open houses are taking place:          

Colwood
Lookout Lounge, Juan de Fuca West Shore Recreation Centre
Monday March 30, 2009, 2 - 7 pm

Esquimalt
Crowsnest Room, Archie Browning Sports Centre, 527 Fraser Street
Tuesday March 31, 2009, 2 - 7 pm

Victoria
Fairfield Activity Centre (New Horizons), 380 Cook Street
Wednesday April 1, 2009, 4 - 9 pm

Saanich
Michelle Pujol Room, Student Union Building, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road
Thursday April 2, 2009, 2 - 7 pm

Victoria
Education Room, Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Street
Monday April 6, 2009, 2 - 7 pm

Oak Bay
Windsor Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road
Tuesday April 7, 2009, 2 - 7 pm

Langford
Upstairs Meeting Room, Station House Pub, 737 Goldstream Avenue
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 2 - 7 pm

In 2006 the CRD began planning to upgrade its wastewater treatment at the request of the Minister of Environment for British Columbia. The core area affected includes the municipalities of Colwood, Esquimalt, Langford, Oak Bay, Saanich, Victoria and View Royal. On June 30, 2009, the CRD must update the Minister of Environment; on December 31, an amendment to the existing Liquid Waste Management Plan will be finalized. Planning and construction of this wastewater treatment system is expected to take 10 years to complete. The new wastewater treatment plan must take into account population and infrastructure growth up to 2065.

For information on the CRD’s Wastewater Treatment Project.

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For more information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3308
Cell: 250.216.4427