Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) has entered into a contract with Hartland Resource Management Group to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Residuals Treatment Facility over a 20-year term. The contract is performance-based, with payment tied to the quantity of residual solids treated. The capital cost of the Residuals Treatment Facility is $126.8 million.
Hartland Resource Management Group was selected by the CRD through a competitive selection process and is a consortium of experienced firms including:
- Bird Construction Inc.;
- Maple Reinders PPP Ltd.; and
- Synagro Capital
The Residuals Treatment Facility is being built as part of the Wastewater Treatment Project. Residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will be piped to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be treated and turned into what are known as Class A biosolids.
The biosolids produced at the facility will be a high quality dried product that will look similar to granules of dark ash and will be suitable for several beneficial reuses, including as an alternative energy source. The beneficial reuse will be determined by the CRD through a separate competitive selection process.
Located within the footprint of the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, the facility site was selected in 2013, after an assessment of potential locations that included technical, environmental, social and economic considerations. All treatment processing tanks will be covered and odour control systems will ensure there is no discernible odour in the community from the facility. Noise from the facility will be minimal and will comply with District of Saanich bylaws.
A community engagement plan will ensure the surrounding community have advance notice of construction activity. Communication tools will include: project information line phone number, email, social media, website, community updates, construction bulletins, traffic media updates, door-to-door advisories where appropriate and community information meetings.
The Residuals Treatment Facility is being funded by P3 Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the CRD. Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2018 and take approximately 2.5 years to complete.
About the Wastewater Treatment Project
The Residuals Treatment Facility is being built as part of 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 Project will be built to comply with federal regulations for treatment by December 31, 2020.
For more information please visit: wastewaterproject.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications