Macaulay Point Pump Station and Forcemain Proponents Shortlisted

Aug 25, 2017

Victoria, BC– The Wastewater Treatment Project has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three qualified proponents as part of the competitive selection process for the contract to design and build the Macaulay Point Pump Station and Forcemain.

Five submissions were received in response to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) which closed on July 05, 2017. The following three teams have been selected to move forward to the RFP stage:

  • AECOM Canada Ltd/Graham Infrastructure LP Joint Venture
  • Aecon Water Infrastructure Inc.; and
  • Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.

Proponents are scheduled to submit their proposals in the late fall and the Wastewater Treatment Project Team expects to award a contract in early 2018. Construction on the Macaulay Point Pump Station and Forcemain will start in 2018 and is anticipated to be complete by spring 2020.

As part of the overall conveyance system, the new Macaulay Point Pump Station will pump wastewater it receives from Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Esquimalt, Saanich and Victoria to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant for tertiary treatment, and the forcemain will connect the Macaulay Point Pump Station to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The new pump station will be constructed adjacent to the existing pump station at Macaulay Point.  The existing pump station will continue to provide bypass pumping to the Macaulay Point outfall during storm events. Upgrades will be made to the existing pump station, including to the site, and the design of the new pump station will consider its location on the waterfront.

The Wastewater Treatment Project, including the conveyance system components, is being funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District (CRD).

About the Wastewater Treatment Project

The Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.  The Wastewater Treatment Project will be built to comply with federal regulations by the end of 2020 and consists of the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, and the conveyance system that will carry wastewater from across the core area to the treatment plant, and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility. For more information, please visit