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 elements:

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 Residual Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be turned into what are known as “Class A” biosolids. These biosolids are a high quality by-product 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 $765 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.

Alerts & Notices

  • Niagara Street activity – Wastewater Treatment Project

    Niagara Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from early March to mid-April while crews work on a cross-harbour undersea pipe. Pedestrian and emergency access will be maintained. For updates, please visit: Niagara Street Construction Information

Request for Qualifications

The Wastewater Treatment Project has a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) open, inviting submissions from experienced contractors interested in constructing the Residual Solids Conveyance Line.

Please see BC Bid for more information.

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