Eastside Community Dialogues on Wastewater Treatment

May 06, 2015

Victoria, BC – The Eastside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee hosted its first meeting on Wednesday, April 29 with the Eastside Public Briefing and Dialogue. Approximately 150 people attended this meeting and shared their vision and criteria for a successful wastewater treatment plan. 

Three smaller versions of this briefing will be taking place around the eastside communities (Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria) in order to allow as many people as possible to take part in this process. Participants at these briefings receive information about what wastewater treatment is, its importance, and how they can help determine the best solution.

Saanich - Eastside Community Dialogue
Date:
May 9, 2015
Time:
11am – 1 pm
Location:
Cedar Hill Rec Centre Auditorium, 3220 Cedar Hill Road

Oak Bay - Eastside Community Dialogue
Date:
May 9, 2015
Time:
3:30pm – 5:30 pm
Location:
Windsor Pavilion Sports Room, 2451 Windsor Road

Victoria - Eastside Community Dialogue
Date:
May 13, 2015
Time:
10am – noon
Location:
Crystal Pool Lower Auditorium, 2275 Quadra Street

Results from these sessions, as well as a video of the first event, will be made available following these events. Check the website for updates: www.crd.bc.ca/eastside

A parallel process is taking place on the Westside and, in time, both Select Committees will come together to discuss solutions that could work across the Capital Regional District’s Core Area.

The municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Colwood and Langford collectively are participants of the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Service which is managed and operated by the Capital Regional District (CRD) in accordance with the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan (CALWMP). The Province has confirmed that the CRD is responsible to implement secondary wastewater treatment in the Core Area.

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Kristin Quayle, Communications Coordinator
CRD Corporate Communications                       
Tel: 250.360.3623

Danielle Desharnais, Acting Senior Manager                            
CRD Corporate Communications                       
Tel: 250.360.3165
Cell: 250.516.2459