Craigflower Pump Station

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is working with staff from View Royal, the Gorge Waterway Initiative and other community groups on plans for a new pump station at 150 Island Highway (adjacent to 4-mile bridge). The proposed pump station will be designed to accommodate existing and future sewerage system capacity needs in View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt panhandle and Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. Funds for the new facility was approved as part of the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project. This new pump station (which will replace the existing station that was built in 1971) is necessary to prevent wastewater overflows into Portage Inlet and to protect human health and the environment. In consultation with the School District and with engineering and planning departments, the CRD assessed numerous sites for the proposed pump station using the following criteria: proximity to Shoreline School and residences, construction feasibility, environmental and social considerations, operational access, cost and other factors. The preferred location for the proposed pump station is shown on the site plan on the next page. Above is a perspective view of the proposed Craigflower Pump Station.



April 30, 2013 Report to Council