The Capital Regional District Invites Residents to Community Validation Sessions on Wastewater Treatment

May 01, 2009

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District is hosting a series of community validation sessions on the Wastewater Treatment Project. These sessions will provide information on the wastewater treatment project and serve as a venue to report back to the public on the draft triple bottom line community developed principles and key themes heard at the Community Dialogues. Through the report back sessions, there will be opportunity for residents to confirm the principles. Staff will also be present to answer any questions on the project.

The following Validation Sessions are taking place:       

Fairfield Activity Centre (New Horizons), 380 Cook Street
Monday, May 4, 2009, 5pm – 8pm

West Shore (Langford)
Upstairs meeting room, Station House Pub, 737 Goldstream Avenue
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 5pm - 8pm

Lower Hall, Gordon Head United Church, 4201 Tyndall Avenue
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5pm - 8pm

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