Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe Alignment

Mar 11, 2014

Victoria, BC –- The Seaterra Program has released the Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe alignment that will run from the Wastewater Treatment Plant at McLoughlin Point to the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) at Hartland landfill.

The Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe will transport the residual solids – made up of 98 per cent water, in an underground 8-inch diameter pipe to the RRC for treatment.  A second underground return line (installed in the same, common trench), will transport all extracted water from the RRC back to the existing regional sewer system at Marigold Pump Station.

Route
The Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe route is located entirely within existing road right-of-ways within the municipalities of Esquimalt, Victoria, and Saanich. An Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the conveyance pipe will be completed in the coming months.

Seaterra Program staff are working with local community associations to coordinate information sessions about the Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe in the communities that are in close proximity to the conveyance pipe.

Pump Stations
Up to four pump stations could be constructed along the Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe route. Pump stations will be constructed in the road right-of-ways and be located underground.  Some small above ground components will be required, including a control kiosk, standby generator and odour control unit.  The exact location of the pump stations is still to be determined, but could be located in the vicinity of:

  • Grange/Portage Road at the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Interurban Road near to the BC Hydro Substation
  • Wallace Road at West Saanich Road
  • Willis Point Road across from Hartland Landfill

Construction
During construction, the Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe will be installed approximately one metre below ground similar to municipal sewers or watermains along existing road right-of-ways. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2015.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Kim Van Bruggen, APR
Communications Manager, CRD Seaterra Program
250.727.7464