Public Opinion Surveys
Public opinion surveys are one of the ways the CRD gathers information about the public's views on wastewater treatment. It is imperative that resident's views are taken into consideration during the planning process, and that these views are incorporated into the decision-making process.
In early July the CRD held two public engagement sessions to gather input on potential mitigation and community benefits for the neighbourhoods of Esquimalt. Esquimalt was selected for the location of the McLoughlin Point centralized treatment plant with the submission of Amendment 8 to the Core Area Liquid Waste Treatment Program.
On April 20, the CRD held an open house on the possible site adjustment of the Finnerty-Arbutus wastewater facility to a different area on the site.
The CRD created a survey to assess resident's views on the triple bottom line criteria of environmental, social and economic values. The Wastewater Survey results were then compiled for a June 2009 Report.
The CRD commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct a public opinion poll to better understand the public’s views on the CRD’s sewage treatment strategy. The survey will also be integral when deciding where to locate new sewage treatment facilities in the region.
- CRD Wastewater Survey (PDF )
An opinion survey was conducted to find out how well the public understand the CRD and to learn what residents think wastewater treatment priorities should be for the region.
- CRD Resident Survey (PDF )
Toward a treatment plan for our region's future.
The CRD commissioned Ipsos-Reid to conduct a public opinion poll to better understand resident's attitudes, values, and expectations with regards to Liquid Waste Management.
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