Regional sewage committee asked to take Rock Bay-Colwood option

Staff will recommend two-plant option at Wednesday's meeting of the CRD's core area liquid waste management committee

  • Feb. 23, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Capital Regional District staff are recommending that the core area liquid waste management committee accept a centralized plant at Rock Bay for sewage treatment, with provision for a smaller one in Colwood.

The committee is scheduled to discuss treatment options at its meeting Wednesday (Feb. 24) in Victoria and may come to a decision, although more time has been scheduled for Friday in case more time is needed to deliberate.

A Rock Bay plant figures in each of the seven options put forward by the CRD in its public consultation phase, the online portion of which ended Feb. 20. Staff indicate the B.C. Hydro/Transport Canada lands off Government and Store streets as the preferred location for the main plant, which would do secondary treatment but house no biosolids processing facility. Hartland landfill is indicated as the preferred site to deal with biosolids.

Under the recommendation the Colwood plant, identified as modular – or expandable – would be located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Island Highway, a site previously identified by the City of Colwood when it undertook research into going it alone on sewage treatment.

The report states that such a plant would provide tertiary, or higher level, treatment for Colwood and would be “phased in dependent upon budget and final cost considerations determined in consultation with Colwood.”

The solids-energy recovery could be centralized at either Rock Bay or Hartland landfill, with truck traffic estimated to be about five trucks a day in 2030.

The two-plant options carries a total cost of $1.088 billion, with an annual operating budget of $22.8 million estimated for 2030. The option also includes estimated resource income of $2.4 million. It is ranked second for carbon footprint and low operating cost.

 

Just Posted

Trial date delayed in case of slain Oak Bay sisters

Case of Andrew Berry, charged in deaths of daughters, will reconvene in three weeks

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

BC SPCA proposes fines for animal mistreatment, reduction in commercial trade

Animal welfare group’s ideas brought to Victoria councillors

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

New Victoria graving dock will offer high-paying jobs

New facility will reuse and treat any water required for repair process

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

Suspect and Mountie bitten by police dog during arrest near Nanaimo

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a stolen pickup truck in Cassidy on Thursday evening

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

All aboard! Job fair ports this weekend in Victoria

Find out about the hundreds of jobs in Victoria’s cruise ship industry

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Sooke mom hopeful for funding to treat child’s debilitating arthritis

Jillian Lanthier ‘prays’ for $19,000 per-dose drug for her son

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Human remains found near Campbell River

Human remains were found in a rural area outside Campbell River, RCMP… Continue reading

Most Read