Privately Owned Sites for Sewage Treatment Welcome until June 24

Jun 05, 2015

Victoria, BC– In mid-May the Eastside Select Committee released technically feasible sites for wastewater treatment. As part of this process, the municipal councils of Saanich and Victoria identified technically feasible sites on private property.

As part of the continued public engagement process, the Eastside Select Committee is reaching out specifically to private landowners with lands within the identified technically feasible zones who may be interested in partnering or selling their land for the wastewater treatment project.

 “We want to make sure that private property owners – especially those within identified technically feasible zones – know we are still looking for properties that could work as a site for facilities,” said Lisa Helps, Chair of the Eastside Select Committee.  “We’re interested in learning about both partnership and land acquisition opportunities.”

The Eastside Select Committee is interested in:

  • Sites that correspond with zones identified through municipal processes in Saanich and Victoria.These bubbles or zones are identified on a site map that can be found at www.crd.bc.ca/Eastside
  • These zones appear as circles on the site map and have been assessed by each municipality as technically feasible.
  • These zones have been assessed by the public through various outreach activities, and will continue to receive public input until early July.

Interested private property owners are asked to send a letter of interest to the Eastside Select Committee (eastside@crd.bc.ca) as soon as possible and by June 24, 2015 at the latest, as a full technical analysis of sites will begin this summer in an effort to get to site solutions by the end of the year.

If private property owners have property outside zones identified please contact municipality directly.

For site information and the Eastside Select Committee Survey visit www.crd.bc.ca/Eastside.

The Eastside Select Committee is an official sub-committee of the Capital Regional District.  The participants (Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria) are working to identify solutions for wastewater treatment and resource recovery that meet the unique needs of the eastside in a proactive and timely way. The Eastside Select Committee will develop a plan for the eastside that, in combination with the plan from the Westside Select Committee, could form the basis for an amendment to the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan (CALWMP).

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Lisa Helps
Chair, Eastside Select Committee
250-661-2708