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. An upgrade is underway to meet provincial and federal regulations requirements which require that all municipal wastewater treatment facilities provide secondary treatment or better. The RDN's Liquid Waste Management Plan identifies a timeline to provide secondary treatment at NBPCC by 2023.

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.

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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. An upgrade is underway to meet provincial and federal regulations requirements which require that all municipal wastewater treatment facilities provide secondary treatment or better. The RDN's Liquid Waste Management Plan identifies a timeline to provide secondary treatment at NBPCC by 2023.

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 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.
  • Review the highlights below for latest information.
  • Project Status Update

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    07 April, 2020

    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.