Royal Colwood Golf Club Considered as Possible Wastewater Treatment Site

Jul 16, 2015

Victoria, BC– The Westside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee (Westside Select Commitee) has received a letter from the Royal Colwood Golf Club offering a three-acre parcel of land for consideration as a possible wastewater treatment site.

“We wanted to ensure that we didn’t miss any opportunities so we asked for private landowners who were interested in providing land for the wastewater treatment project to come forward,” said Westside Select Committee Co-Chair Carol Hamilton. “We are very pleased with this offer from the Royal Colwood Golf Club and will consider this site along with the 20 others that were previously identified.”

Members of the public are encouraged to provide feedback on all sites including the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Westside SiteSpeak is an online feedback form which asks members of the public for their input on the sites and solution sets. An addendum to this feedback form will be created to add the Royal Colwood Golf Club as an option. Those who have already completed the feedback form may return and adjust their response if they are interested in providing additional input into the Royal Colwood Golf Club site.

“We want to hear from as many individuals as possible before we make our decision on which sites and treatment scenarios are studied as part of the detailed technical and costing analysis so we strongly encourage everybody to participate in Westside SiteSpeak,” said Co-Chair Barbara Desjardins. “Adding an additional site to the public consultation at this stage has its challenges but it is important that we don’t close ourselves off to options if they come forward.”

The Westside SiteSpeak feedback form will be available until July 22 and can be found at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/WestsideSiteSpeak/.

Colwood, Esquimalt, Langford, View Royal, Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation with the support of the CRD, are working together to find a westside solution to wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

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Kristin Quayle, Communications Coordinator
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3623

Sandra Russell, Communications Manager
City of Colwood
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Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator
Township of Esquimalt
Tel: 250.414.7122