Victoria, BC- The Trent Pump Station, designed by Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. (KWL), won a CEBC Award for Engineering Excellence in Spring 2009. KWL was retained by the Capital Regional District (CRD) for the design and construction of the facility. The pump station prevents sewage overflows in the CRD’s northeast trunk sewer by diverting flows in excess of the downstream sewer’s capacity.
The CRD worked with staff from Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay, the Bowker Creek Urban Watershed Renewal Initiative (BCI) and other community groups to design Trent pump station. The new pump station accommodates existing and future sewerage system capacity needs in Victoria, Saanich, and Oak Bay.
Trent Pump Station also functions to prevent wastewater overflows into Bowker Creek. This helps to protect the health of the creek, its ecosystems and inhabitants. Bowker Creek runs past the Trent Pump Station and can be viewed at the end of Trent Street, by St. Patrick’s Elementary School.
Representatives from Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria will be celebrating the opening of the Trent Pump Station with members of the local neighbourhood on Saturday, May 30 from 10am until noon.
Judy Brownoff, Chair of the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee said, ”I am excited to tour this award-winning pump station at the upcoming open house and learn more about how this facility contributes to protecting our environment.”
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For more information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations