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CRD sewage sludge pipeline route unveiled

The Capital Regional District's Seaterra program unveiled its chosen route for a sewage sludge pipeline between the project's two major proposed sewage plants today.

The sewage conveyance pipeline would run from a wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point through Esquimalt, Victoria and parts of Saanich to a biosolids plant at Hartland landfill. Interurban Road would be the most affected major roadway during construction.

The pipeline route, which requires the installation of 18 kilometres of underground pipes in both directions, will run entirely within existing right-of-ways for the three municipalities, according to a Seaterra press release.

An Environmental Impact Study for the conveyance pipe will be completed in the coming months, the release stated.

Upcoming information sessions for nearby neighbours are being organized and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pumping stations are also required to pump the sewage uphill to Hartland. Locations being considered include:

  • Grange/Portage Road at the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Interurban Road near the BC Hydro Substation
  • Wallace Road at West Saanich Road
  • Willis Point Road across from Hartland Landfill

See the pipeline map and press release at seaterraprogram.ca.

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