The B.C. Government finally released their highly-anticipated sewage report, which states as expected by the CRD that resource recovery like heat and irrigation water should be a part of the Capital Region’s sewage treatment plan, mandated by the province some years ago. This potential boondoggle has wildly varying price tags with some estimates placing the project at over $1 billion. I’m glad I live in Sooke, where our core area sewer system has been in operation for a couple of years. Even with the $490/year sewage charge added to the property taxes, ours are still among the lowest on southern Vancouver Island. In addition to lower housing costs, the issue of sewage taxes is something to think about before you make your next move in the Capital Regional District.
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