Wastewater treatment

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotted a blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake. (File contributed/Dorothy Chambers)
Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotted a blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake. (File contributed/Dorothy Chambers)
Tofino will be able to proceed with a $55 million wastewater treatment plant thanks to $40 million from the provincial and federal governments. (file photo)

$40 million to stop raw sewage from being pumped into Clayoquot Sound

Tofino receives federal and provincial grant for new sewage treatment plant

Tofino will be able to proceed with a $55 million wastewater treatment plant thanks to $40 million from the provincial and federal governments. (file photo)
A rendering of the CRD wastewater treatment plant, which accounts for 68 per cent of capital expenditures. (CRD rendering)

Capital region’s wastewater treatment facility projected to be $10 million over budget

Escalation in construction costs contributing to increase

A rendering of the CRD wastewater treatment plant, which accounts for 68 per cent of capital expenditures. (CRD rendering)
Massive sewage pipe headed underwater

Massive sewage pipe headed underwater

Pipe pull to Victoria’s new plant will take approximately three days, crews working 24/7

Massive sewage pipe headed underwater
Local painter Teresa Waclawik is doing her best to brighten up the dreary situation along Niagara Street, painting a mural on the sewage pipe currently being staged in the neighbourhood as part of construction on the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria painter splashes some colour on a dreary situation

Six-week long James Bay construction project gives Teresa Waclawik an impromptu canvas

Local painter Teresa Waclawik is doing her best to brighten up the dreary situation along Niagara Street, painting a mural on the sewage pipe currently being staged in the neighbourhood as part of construction on the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS