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 Wastewater Treatment Project is being built to meet the provincial and federal regulations for treatment by December 31, 2020. The Project consists of three main components:

McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

Located at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt, the treatment plant will provide tertiary treatment to the core area's wastewater.

Residuals Treatment Facility

Residual solids from the wastewater treatment plant will be piped to a Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be turned into what are known as Class A biosolids. These biosolids are a high-quality byproduct treated such that it is safe for further use.

Conveyance System

The conveyance system refers to the 'pumps and pipes' of the Wastewater Treatment Project. This system will carry wastewater from across the core area to the treatment plant, and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill.

The Project will cost $775 million and the federal and provincial governments are assisting the Capital Regional District in funding this project.

For more information about the Wastewater Treatment Project please review the information materials below.

COVID-19 Construction Update

The CRD is actively monitoring the status of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and is taking additional precautions.

All Project contractors have implemented additional precautions to ensure the health and safety of their workers. These measures follow the direction as set by the BC Government. This includes emphasizing the importance of maintaining social distance, increasing handwashing stations, reducing in-person meetings and increasing cleaning of common areas.

The Project Team will continue to follow the direction of the government during this evolving situation.