Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment

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The Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) is the Regional District of Nanaimo's (RDN's) long-range plan to manage wastewater. The LMWP gives the RDN authority to determine community-driven solutions to wastewater management goals. The RDN Board endorsed the 2023 Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment at the November 28, 2023 Regular Board Meeting.

The plan has been sent to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to request approval. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process.

The RDN LWMP Amendment will:

  • Capture progress towards goals in the 2014 LWMP.
  • Update action items in the LWMP to meet the needs and values of our communities.
  • Update the timeline to provide secondary treatment at Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre by 2040.
  • Update the list of wastewater infrastructure projects and their cost estimates

Read the What We Heard Engagement Summary, browse the FAQs, and review information under the Resources heading to see how we got here.

The Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) is the Regional District of Nanaimo's (RDN's) long-range plan to manage wastewater. The LMWP gives the RDN authority to determine community-driven solutions to wastewater management goals. The RDN Board endorsed the 2023 Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment at the November 28, 2023 Regular Board Meeting.

The plan has been sent to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to request approval. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process.

The RDN LWMP Amendment will:

  • Capture progress towards goals in the 2014 LWMP.
  • Update action items in the LWMP to meet the needs and values of our communities.
  • Update the timeline to provide secondary treatment at Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre by 2040.
  • Update the list of wastewater infrastructure projects and their cost estimates

Read the What We Heard Engagement Summary, browse the FAQs, and review information under the Resources heading to see how we got here.

  • 2023 Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment

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    The RDN Board endorsed the 2023 Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment at the November 28, 2023 Regular Board Meeting. The final plan is now available under the Resources tab. The plan has been sent to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to request approval.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this process.

  • Factsheet 6, Version 2 Correction

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    A corrected Factsheet 6, Version 2 is now available.

  • What We Heard - The Engagement Summary is Available Now

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    Thanks to all who participated in the LWMP Amendment engagement opportunities. The What We Heard Engagement Summary is posted under the Resources section. All feedback will inform the final LWMP Amendment.

  • Updated Factsheet 6 (Financial Planning) Available

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    An updated version of Factsheet 6 (Financial Planning) is now available.

  • Correction: Factsheet 6, Table 3

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    Factsheet 6, Table 3 displayed the potential average RDN wastewater household property tax for properties in Lantzville. The predicted 2023 and 2032 tax values remain accurate. However the calculations for the average annual increase and the total 10-year increase are corrected in the table below. The Final LWMP Amendment will use the corrected values. Information for properties in Nanaimo is correct.

  • Correction: Duke Point Pollution Control Centre Phase 1 Expansion removed from LWMP Amendment

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    Factsheet 6 (Financial Planning) stated that there may be an expansion of the Duke Point Pollution Control Centre, based on demand. This project was listed in error and, to date, the RDN has not received a request for the expansion. If developers or new users in the community request an expansion of the service area, a plant expansion may be required, and one would be contemplated at that time. The Duke Point Pollution Control Centre Phase 1 Expansion mentioned in Factsheet 6 will be removed from the final Liquid Waste Management Plan Amendment.

  • Engagement Opportunities in May and June

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    We invite residents to take part in the next phase of the LWMP Amendment. In May and June, residents can learn about the amendment at virtual and in-person information sessions and open houses, attend SepticSmart workshops and participate in a survey.

    • Virtual Events:
      • May 4, 2023, Introduction to the LWMP Amendment. A recording of the presentation is available here.
      • May 16, 2023, LWMP Amendment, specific to the Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre
      • May 18, 2023, LWMP Amendment, specific to the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre and Duke Point Pollution Control Centre
      • May 31, 2023, LWMP Amendment, specific to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre
    • In-person Information Sessions:
      • May 8, 2023, LWMP Amendment, focussing on the Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre
      • May 23, 2023, LWMP Amendment, focussing on the French Creek Pollution Control Centre
    • Open Houses:
      • May 6, 2023, Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre Open House
      • June 3, 2023, French Creek Pollution Control Centre Open House
    • SepticSmart Workshops:
      • June 6, 2023, Parksville
      • June 8, 2023, Electoral Area B / Gabriola Island
      • June 20, 2023, Electoral Area C / Cassidy
      • June 22, 2023, Electoral Area E / Nanoose.
    • Survey:
      • Open for feedback from May 4, 2023 to July 3, 2023.
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