2014 Planning Update

The municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Colwood and Langford collectively are participants of the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Service which is managed and operated by the Capital Regional District (CRD) in accordance with the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan (CALWMP).

The Province has confirmed that the CRD is responsible to implement secondary
wastewater treatment in the Core Area within timelines prescribed in the CALWMP, by the federally legislated deadline of 2020. 

While the approved CALWMP continues to identify McLoughlin Point as the location for the wastewater treatment facility, in April 2014, the Township of Esquimalt Council rejected the CRD’s revised rezoning application to locate a wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point.

The CRD is undertaking a number of initiatives to move forward on meeting the legislated deadline. Read more >>

Work on the Seaterra Program is paused until a resolution on siting for the wastewater treatment plant can be reached, with the exception of completion of the Craigflower Pump Station and completion of the design for the Arbutus Road Attenuation Tank.

The Seaterra Program vision:

To deliver an effective and proven wastewater treatment system for the core area communities that eliminates the dumping of raw sewage into the ocean by 2018.

Contact Information

510-1675 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2G5
Main reception: 250.360.3002
Fax: 250.360.3071

Media Enquiries

Communications Manager
CRD Seaterra Program
Kim Van Bruggen, APR