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PHOTOS: Check out Greater Victoria’s new wastewater treatment facilities

Long-awaited project has been up and running since late 2020

The Capital Regional District’s newly finished tertiary wastewater treatment plant and accompanying facilities have taken Greater Victoria into a new era of not flushing screened sewage into the Salish Sea.

Residential and commercial wastewater from the municipalities of Victoria, Oak Bay, Saanich, Esquimalt, View Royal, Colwood and Langford, as well as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, have been flowing through the system since mid-December 2020, which gave the region a couple of weeks to spare to meet the Dec. 31 provincial deadline.

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The main treatment plant, the design of which was a controversial topic before shovels hit the ground at McLoughlin Point, is an elegant commercial building that blends in well with the shoreline in Esquimalt.

Do you have any cool shots of the buildings that are part of the system? Send them with your name and a brief description to and we’ll assemble the best photos for re-publication.


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