Wastewater has been discharged just off Macaulay and Clover Points since the beginning of the twentieth century, and through the two long outfalls since 1971. Wastewater passes through fine, six-millimeter screens that remove solid objects larger than a thumbtack. These solids are trucked to the Hartland Landfill.
The screened wastewater is jetted out through two long, multi-port outfalls at least 60 metres below the surface off Macaulay Point and Clover Point, where it mixes quickly with seawater and is dispersed by strong tidal currents in the Juan de Fuca Strait. The 200 metre area around the outfalls is called the initial dilution zone (IDZ).
The CRD is working on a plan that will provide wastewater treatment to the Core Area by 2020. Read more >>