Capital Region District Wastewater Treatment Project

The Capital Regional District’s Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The project consists of three main components: the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant which will provide tertiary treatment to the core area’s wastewater;

And the Residuals Treatment Facility which will turn the residual solids into Class A biosolids; and the conveyance system which is the pumps and pipes that will carry wastewater from across the core area to the treatment plant and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility. In May, the CRD board approved a project budget increase of $10 million, after a staff report concluded that the project could not be built with the original budget.

Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project

The $540 million flood protection project consists of a 24.1 km long channel from Lake Manitoba and a 23.8 km long channel from Lake St. Martin. The Lake Manitoba outlet channel includes an inlet at Lake Manitoba and outlet at Lake St. Martin, a new water control structure with a bridge and three new bridge crossings over the outlet channel. The Lake St. Martin outlet channel includes an inlet at Lake St. Martin and outlet at Lake Winnipeg, a new water control structure with a bridge, as well as the necessary Manitoba Hydro infrastructure will provide the power to control the structure. Construction is expected to commence in early 2022. During 2021, Manitoba Infrastructure continued to advance the Outlet Channels Project through the provincial and federal environmental assessment processes. Meetings are ongoing with federal regulatory agencies, indigenous groups and stakeholders such as the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. As the Outlet Channels Project continues to move through the environmental and consultation processes, engineering design work is happening concurrently.

Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant D Expansion

Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest of three wastewater treatment plants serving Calgary and its surrounding area. Originally built in the 1930’s, Bonnybrook is undergoing its most substantial upgrade to date. With an investment of more than $1-billion dollars over the span of 10 years, it is expected that Bonnybrook will see its total treatment capacity increase to nearly 1.4 million citizens when completed in 2026. In 2021, the project made significant progress, at Plant D; the greatest number of projects were completed and commissioned including the installation of two new primary clarifiers and six additional secondary clarifiers. This project also entailed the construction of three secondary treatment bioreactors and retrofits and upgrades to existing solids handling digesters, and the UV disinfection facility. Lastly, as part of this Plant D upgrade, a new bio-gas handling storage facility was completed and commissioned in spring of 2021 along with a new outfall.

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