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Valve left open causes Olympic-sized pool of waste to spill from Mission sewage project

In 11 hours, 2.5 million litres of waste escaped

 

Sooke Wastewater Treatment Plant manager Paul Bohemier at the two sequential batch reactors. Three different cycles happen in the SBRs: aeration, settling and decanting. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Royal flush: Behind the scenes at the Sooke wastewater plant

One flush and it’s gone is not exactly how it works

 

The City of Victoria’s sewer lines carry wastewater to the Capital Regional District treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Victoria floats mandate for residential, commercial sewer pipe connection repairs

City looking to solve sewage, stormwater mixing problems exacerbated by heavy rains

 

Heavy rains mean wastewater, stormwater system overloads in shoreline areas of Saanich, Oak Bay and Victoria. (Video courtesy of Daniel Sharp)

UPDATE: View Royal added to wastewater alerts in Capital Region

Rainfall overwhelms wastewater system, prompts alert for Saanich, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal

Heavy rains mean wastewater, stormwater system overloads in shoreline areas of Saanich, Oak Bay and Victoria. (Video courtesy of Daniel Sharp)
As a result of combined stormwater and wastewater overflows, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater overflow warning issued for Saanich, Oak Bay shorelines

Residents advised to stay out of the water in Cadboro Bay

As a result of combined stormwater and wastewater overflows, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction on the Capital Regional District’s Arbutus Attentuation Tank is set to be completed by summer’s end, with landscaping and site restoration continuing into the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tank to store Saanich’s excess wastewater expected to be complete this summer

CRD project will reduce number of sewer overflows around Saanich

Construction on the Capital Regional District’s Arbutus Attentuation Tank is set to be completed by summer’s end, with landscaping and site restoration continuing into the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Sooke installed a new centrifuge at its wastewater treatment plant last year. The centrifuge is designed for a higher standard for process performance as well as for environmental impacts. An expansion of the plant is in the works, thanks to an influx of provincial funding. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)

New funding for wastewater plant will improve environment, Sooke mayor says

Province announces $4.6 million in funding for the $6.58-million project

The District of Sooke installed a new centrifuge at its wastewater treatment plant last year. The centrifuge is designed for a higher standard for process performance as well as for environmental impacts. An expansion of the plant is in the works, thanks to an influx of provincial funding. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke's wastewater treatment plant will receive structural and mechanical upgrades, and the local wastewater collection system will be extended to increase sewer capacity. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke mayor welcomes provincial funding for upgrades to wastewater treatment plant

B.C. contributing $4.6 million toward $6.6-million project

The District of Sooke's wastewater treatment plant will receive structural and mechanical upgrades, and the local wastewater collection system will be extended to increase sewer capacity. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Capital Regional District is expected to resume sending dried Class A biosolids, a byproduct of treated wastewater, to the mainland by the end of summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD likely to resume sending biosolids to mainland by end of summer

Processed waste granules still too large for the Richmond cement plant

The Capital Regional District is expected to resume sending dried Class A biosolids, a byproduct of treated wastewater, to the mainland by the end of summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point, which began service late in 2020. (Photo courtesy CRD)

CRD putting finishing touches on five-year wastewater project

Treatment plant, other elements came into service on time, under budget: board chair

Aerial view of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point, which began service late in 2020. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo/Multivista)

Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre upgrades resulting in better water samples

$82-million project to add secondary wastewater treatment was completed earlier this year

Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo/Multivista)
Point Ellice House has undergone renovations and will open with a new exhibit. (Facebook/ Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)

Victoria’s Point Ellice heritage gardens and exhibit space set to reopen

The historic house will remain closed to the public due to public health measures

Point Ellice House has undergone renovations and will open with a new exhibit. (Facebook/ Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)
Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)

Nanaimo’s $82-million pollution control centre upgrade now complete

Wastewater treatment enhanced at RDN’s Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)
An overview of the proposed wastewater outfall for Tlowitsis First Nation – prepared by Chatwin Engineering – submitted to the Ministry of Transport.

Island First Nation applying for wastewater treatment plant for new reserve community

Tlowitsis Nation to build ‘state-of-the-art’ waste water treatment facility south of Campbell River

An overview of the proposed wastewater outfall for Tlowitsis First Nation – prepared by Chatwin Engineering – submitted to the Ministry of Transport.
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District wastewater program’s residuals treatment facility at Hartland. (Photo courtesy CRD)

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

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

  • Jan 31, 2021
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District wastewater program’s residuals treatment facility at Hartland. (Photo courtesy CRD)
The Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project is now treating wastewater.(Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria wastewater treatment project up and running in Esquimalt

Capital Regional District’s largest-ever infrastructure project now treating wastewater

  • Dec 15, 2020
The Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project is now treating wastewater.(Black Press Media file photo)
The Sepura is a garbage disposal system that separates solids from liquids and allows for stink and hassle-free composting. (Courtesy of Anvy Technologies)

Goodbye garburator, this Victoria company has a clean composting solution

Sepura has made Time Magazine’s ‘100 Best Inventions of 2020’ for its hassle-free functioning

The Sepura is a garbage disposal system that separates solids from liquids and allows for stink and hassle-free composting. (Courtesy of Anvy Technologies)
The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s massive sewage fix less than six months from completion

Tertiary treatment and conveyance system South Vancouver Island’s largest infrastructure project

The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tofino was blindsided by significantly higher than expected bids to build a wastewater treatment facility. (Westerly file photo)

Frustrations swirl in Tofino as cost to build sewage treatment facility skyrockets

Tofino had budgeted $55 million to build wastewater treatment project.

Tofino was blindsided by significantly higher than expected bids to build a wastewater treatment facility. (Westerly file photo)
Kelly Black, executive director of Point Ellice House Museum, stands among the collection of chamber pots on display as part of the new Springs and Scavengers: Waste and Water in Victoria exhibit. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

New exhibit at Point Ellice House examines history of waste, water and privilege

Night soil scavengers in the 19th century would collect human waste and dump it around the city

Kelly Black, executive director of Point Ellice House Museum, stands among the collection of chamber pots on display as part of the new Springs and Scavengers: Waste and Water in Victoria exhibit. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)