Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre Secondary Treatment Upgrade

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Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre (NBPCC) treats wastewater from about 1,400 people and businesses in the Fairwinds area of Nanoose Bay. NBPCC currently provides chemically-enhanced primary treatment.

The Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations require that low-risk facilities like NBPCC provide secondary treatment or better by 2040. The Provincial Municipal Wastewater Regulation requires the upgrade be done according to the timeline identified in the RDN's Liquid Waste Management Plan.

Currently, the LWMP identifies a timeline to provide secondary treatment at NBPCC by 2023. At the February 22, 2022 Regular Board Meeting, the RDN Board passed a motion to seek an LWMP Amendment to change the timeline for the secondary treatment upgrade to prioritize critical sewer upgrades in the same service area.

  • More information on the critical sewer upgrades can be found here.
  • More information on the LWMP Amendment can be found here.

Wastewater terminology

  • Primary Treatment uses settling tanks and gravity to treat wastewater.
  • Secondary treatment adds beneficial micro-organisms to consume organic matter in the wastewater left after primary treatment and produces a higher quality effluent.

How you can get involved

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Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre (NBPCC) treats wastewater from about 1,400 people and businesses in the Fairwinds area of Nanoose Bay. NBPCC currently provides chemically-enhanced primary treatment.

The Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations require that low-risk facilities like NBPCC provide secondary treatment or better by 2040. The Provincial Municipal Wastewater Regulation requires the upgrade be done according to the timeline identified in the RDN's Liquid Waste Management Plan.

Currently, the LWMP identifies a timeline to provide secondary treatment at NBPCC by 2023. At the February 22, 2022 Regular Board Meeting, the RDN Board passed a motion to seek an LWMP Amendment to change the timeline for the secondary treatment upgrade to prioritize critical sewer upgrades in the same service area.

  • More information on the critical sewer upgrades can be found here.
  • More information on the LWMP Amendment can be found here.

Wastewater terminology

  • Primary Treatment uses settling tanks and gravity to treat wastewater.
  • Secondary treatment adds beneficial micro-organisms to consume organic matter in the wastewater left after primary treatment and produces a higher quality effluent.

How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please register by clicking the "subscribe" tab. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication. You can also review the highlights below for latest information.

  • Project Timeline

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    At the RDN Regular Board Meeting on February 22, 2022, the RDN Board passed Motion 22-124 to seek an LWMP Amendment to change the timeline for the secondary treatment upgrade to prioritize critical sewer upgrades in the same service area.

    • More information on the critical sewer upgrades can be found here.
    • More information on the LWMP Amendment can be found here.
  • Preliminary Design Awarded

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    At the RDN Regular Board Meeting on December 8, 2020, the RDN Board awarded the contract for preliminary design for the NBPCC Secondary Treatment Upgrade to WSP Canada Inc. for $248,560 (Motion 20-452). The Board also approved a management reserve of $49,712 (Motion 20-453) to accommodate additional expenses that may be incurred during the Preliminary Design Phase.

    Upon the successful completion of the preliminary design and satisfactory performance of WSP, the RDN may award WSP with the contracts for detailed design (Motion 20-454) and construction engineering services (Motion 20-455).

  • Request for Proposals for Design Services Issued

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    On September 29, 2020, the RDN issued a Request for Proposals for Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre Secondary Treatment Upgrade Design Services.

  • Project Status Update

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    As a result of the response to COVID-19, several engineering firms have temporarily suspended all travel and site visits. As a result, the tender for engineering services is on hold and the process will resume once the availability of services becomes more certain. This may impact the RDN's ability to meet the LWMP commitment to provide secondary treatment by 2023.

Page last updated: 05 Apr 2022, 09:18 AM