CRD issues sewage site survey tender

The Capital Regional District is moving forward with sewage treatment plans by tendering a site survey for McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. The tender closes Sept. 28. The work comes as the CRD begins the planning and implementation of its wastewater treatment program and includes setting up a program management office and a commission to oversee the project. In late August, the CRD agreed to spend $6 million to get the program started. The overall program has an estimated cost of $783 million to cover the expense of the treatment plant, a biosolids facility and piping system improvements. Greater Victoria's sewage currently passes through a screen and is then piped into Juan de Fuca Strait.

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