Victoria, BC – Construction has started on the new Craigflower Pump Station as part of the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program (CAWTP).
The Craigflower Pump Station is part of the CAWTP conveyance infrastructure and is the first program component to break ground. As part of the ‘pipes and pumps’ of the CAWTP, the Craigflower Pump Station will transport wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant, where it will then receive secondary treatment.
CRD staff worked with staff from the Town of View Royal and local community groups in planning for the new pump station located at 150 Island Highway (adjacent to 4 Mile Bridge). The program staff joined Esquimalt and Songhees Nations for a ground blessing and burning ceremony prior to construction getting underway.
As near as practical, work will be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday, however, some critical portions of the project may require work outside of this window. The coming and going of trucks from the nearby Shoreline School field will be minimized during the school drop-off and pick-up times.
The new pump station will replace the existing station that was built in 1971 and will prevent wastewater overflows into Portage Inlet. The pump station has been designed to accommodate existing and future sewerage system capacity needs in View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt, and Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
The new pump station was approved as part of the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program and is partially funded by the Government of Canada’s Green Infrastructure Fund. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2014.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Kim Van Bruggen, APR
Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program