The Core Area Wastewater Treatment System cost $775 million to build and the federal and provincial governments assisted the Capital Regional District in funding this project.

The Government of Canada contributed up to $120 million through the Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component towards the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant; up to $50 million through the Green Infrastructure Fund towards the conveyance system; and up to $41 million towards the Residuals Treatment Facility through the P3 Canada Fund.

The Government of British Columbia provided up to $248 million towards construction.

The Capital Regional District is providing $316 million and is responsible for any additional costs.

CRD Requisition Process

The CRD bills each municipality for their share of the total annual debt, operating and maintenance costs. Individual municipalities determine on what basis the cost will be apportioned. Possible approaches may be based on property assessment, water usage, occupancy levels or a blend of these options. For more about how the CRD is managing its $316M contribution and overall project financing, see the following staff report:

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