The CRD is responsible for implementing wastewater treatment in the core area within the timelines prescribed in the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan (CALWMP); by the federally legislated deadline of 2020.
The Wastewater Treatment Project will cost $765 million and the federal and provincial governments are assisting the Capital Regional District in funding this project.
The Wastewater Treatment Project consists of three main components:
- The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
- The Residuals Treatment Facility
- The Conveyance System
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $120 million through the Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component towards the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant; and up to $50 million through the Green Infrastructure Fund towards the conveyance system project.
The Government of British Columbia will provide up to $248 million towards the three components of the project.
P3 Canada will provide up to $41 million towards the Residuals Treatment Facility through the P3 Canada Fund.
The Capital Regional District is providing $306 million for the three project components and will be responsible for any additional costs.
CRD Requisition Process
Each municipality receives a lump sum requisition for their share of the total annual debt, operating and maintenance costs. It is the individual municipality’s choice as to how the cost will be apportioned. Possible approaches may be based property assessment, water usage, occupancy levels or perhaps a blend of these options.