Wastewater Treatment in the CRD
Simply put, the CRD's triple bottom line ensures we make choices that benefit social, environmental & economic ends.
The Capital Regional District is working toward providing cost effective, innovative and environmentally responsible wastewater treatment to its residents. This project will see the upgrading of treatment practices in the Core Area to account for the demands of our increasing population. At every step of the way, we will be employing a triple bottom line methodology, considering the social, environmental and economic impacts of treatment options. In this way, we will ensure that the CRD's wastewater treatment project is sustainable, affordable and that it employs the best environmental solutions for our region.
The planning process began in July 2006 with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) report, prepared by an independent panel of scientific and technical experts. The panel set out to review our current sewage plan, and concluded that our present wastewater treatment process may not be sustainable for both community and environmental future health. To that end, we’re committed to ensuring that residents are provided with cost effective, innovative and environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment through a plan that takes into consideration both today’s needs and future regional growth.
In the following pages, you'll find detailed information on the engineering and siting options, funding and cost analyses and project itinerary. Join us in planning for our region's sustainability.