The Regional Source Control program is a pollution prevention initiative aimed at reducing the amount of contaminants that industry, businesses, institutions (ICI) and households discharge into the district’s sanitary sewer systems. Source Control is a cost effective way of protecting wastewater collection and treatment systems and the environment. The program helps ensure a consistent approach to environmental stewardship and sustainability throughout the region.
Permitted use and regulatory requirements regarding waste discharge to sanitary sewer are provided in Bylaw No. 2922.
- Bylaw 2922: Capital Regional District Sewer Use Bylaw No. 5, 2001
The program provides regulatory services under the various bylaws and liquid waste management plans issued through provincial and federal authorities. The CRD works with our regulators to ensure programs meet all regulatory requirements.
- Bylaw 2402: Source Control Local Services Establishment Bylaw No. 1. 1996
- Bylaw 2834: Source Control Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 1996, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2001
- Bylaw 3351: Source Control Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 1996, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2006
The program has been active region-wide since 1994.
The Regional Source Control program reports to a number of committees, including the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee, the Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Commission and various Local Service Area committees.
The Regional Source Control program is funded through requisition from participating municipalities; electoral areas; First Nations and federal government facilities and through applicable waste discharge permits and fees charged to sewer users.