Project Type Liquid Waste
Project Status Construction
Project Area Victoria


The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant includes construction of a cross-harbour undersea pipe from Ogden Point to McLoughlin Point.

This cross harbour undersea forcemain (or pipe) will link Ogden Point to McLoughlin Point. The undersea forcemain will convey wastewater from Oak Bay, and areas in Saanich and Victoria via the Clover Point Pump Station and Clover Point Forcemain to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This work will take just over a year to complete, and will take place from both sides of Victoria Harbour using a process called horizontal directional drilling. Two drill locations will be used: one at McLoughlin Point, and the second at Ogden Point near the James Bay Anglers Boat Ramp.

Anticipated work hours are Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 7pm. The boat ramp will be open for use during construction.

Odgen Point Construction Activities April 2017 to April 2018*

April to June 2017

  • Remove Anglers Hut
  • Set up work site
    • Bring equipment and materials to the site; on average five trucks per day
    • Build noise wall

June to July 2017

  • Install casing
    • Involves approximately two weeks of pile driving
    • On average five trucks per day

June 2017 to April 2018

  • Conduct horizontal directional drilling
    • Involves driving the casing into place (a process similar to pile driving)
    • Involves equipment and generators for drilling operations
    • On average five trucks per day

March/April 2018

  • Assemble pipe on Niagara Street
    • Deliver pipe segments
    • Weld pipe together
  • Pull pipe through directional drill passage (24 hours per day for approximately four days)

* Construction Schedules subject to updates based on construction operations. Project to provide regular updates on anticipated dates.

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Additional Information

This project is being built as part of the Wastewater Treatment Project.