Victoria, BC — The Capital Regional District (CRD) is planning to procure services for the beneficial use of the biosolids produced at its Residuals Treatment Facility. These biosolids will be used as an alternative fuel for British Columbia’s lower mainland-based cement industry once the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant begins operating in 2020.
Using biosolids to power cement manufacturing plants will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Province’s CleanBC plan to use clean energy to power B.C.’s industrial economy.
Public engagement is a key part of developing the CRD’s overall biosolids management strategy and, as a result, the CRD welcomes feedback from residents on this proposed solution ahead of submitting its plan to the Province by June 30.
There are two ways for capital region residents to learn more and provide feedback by Sunday, May 12:
- Online at www.crd.bc.ca/biosolids
- In person at an open house event:
- Tuesday, May 7 from 4:30–6:30pm at the CRD’s Centre for Engagement (625 Fisgard Street, accessed from Centennial Square)
- Wednesday, May 8 from 5–7:30pm at the Hartland Learning Centre (1 Hartland Avenue)
Once the treatment plant is operating and the specific composition of our region’s biosolids are known, the CRD will explore a range of beneficial use options as it develops its long-term biosolids management strategy within the region’s Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan.
For more information, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/biosolids.
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Melanie Tromp Hoover, Communications Supervisor
CRD Environmental Services