French Creek Pollution Control Centre: Expansion and Odour Control Upgrades

French Creek Pollution Control Centre (FCPCC) treats wastewater from about 27,000 people and businesses in Qualicum Beach and Parksville and the service areas of French Creek, Pacific Shores, Surfside, and Barclay Crescent.

FCPCC also treats trucked waste from homes with septic systems and holding tanks. FCPCC currently provides Secondary Treatment with trickling filters to meet provincial and federal environmental regulations.

The RDN is planning a $33 million expansion and odour upgrade to meet the needs of a growing population and address odours. The expansion and upgrade will:

  • increase plant capacity by about 30%
  • meet the service area demands to 2035
  • improve operational efficiency and replace aging infrastructure in the existing plant
  • incorporate extensive odour control upgrades for the existing plant as well as odour controls for the expansion site.

How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please:

  • Register by clicking the "subscribe" tab on the right-hand side of the page. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication.
  • Provide feedback through the Odour Survey on the tab below.
  • Explore this webpage to find out more.
  • Review the background documents. Content will be added as the project progresses

To report an odour

If you detect odours coming from FCPCC, you can report it directly to plant staff by calling:

  • 250-248-5794 during business hours or
  • 1-800-862-3429 after hours.

All odour reports are recorded and investigated. We encourage you to make your report as soon as you can so we can accurately investigate the cause (and sometimes relieve the odour).

French Creek Pollution Control Centre (FCPCC) treats wastewater from about 27,000 people and businesses in Qualicum Beach and Parksville and the service areas of French Creek, Pacific Shores, Surfside, and Barclay Crescent.

FCPCC also treats trucked waste from homes with septic systems and holding tanks. FCPCC currently provides Secondary Treatment with trickling filters to meet provincial and federal environmental regulations.

The RDN is planning a $33 million expansion and odour upgrade to meet the needs of a growing population and address odours. The expansion and upgrade will:

  • increase plant capacity by about 30%
  • meet the service area demands to 2035
  • improve operational efficiency and replace aging infrastructure in the existing plant
  • incorporate extensive odour control upgrades for the existing plant as well as odour controls for the expansion site.

How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please:

  • Register by clicking the "subscribe" tab on the right-hand side of the page. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication.
  • Provide feedback through the Odour Survey on the tab below.
  • Explore this webpage to find out more.
  • Review the background documents. Content will be added as the project progresses

To report an odour

If you detect odours coming from FCPCC, you can report it directly to plant staff by calling:

  • 250-248-5794 during business hours or
  • 1-800-862-3429 after hours.

All odour reports are recorded and investigated. We encourage you to make your report as soon as you can so we can accurately investigate the cause (and sometimes relieve the odour).