Screw The CRD and Sewage Treatment – Move To Sooke!

Taking a page from Ian Watt, I give my comments (while driving) about the CRD’s sewage treatment plans and about why you should move to Sooke and avoid all this mess!

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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Published by Tim Ayres

Tim Ayres is a Sooke and Victoria BC REALTOR®, with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Tim is actively involved in helping clients buying and selling real estate in the southern Vancouver Island region. Tim is an active member of the Victoria Real Estate Board and served seven years (2009-2015) as a director, including serving as President in 2014.

4 thoughts on “Screw The CRD and Sewage Treatment – Move To Sooke!

  1. What kind of an a**hole would video himself while driving, then have the stupidity to braodcast it to all the world?


    A. Nonimus

  2. Well, at least I can spell. Thanks for your comments, but let’s keep it clean, it’s a family blog. Run along now, kiddo, I think I hear mom calling you for dinner.

  3. Can you tell me how Sooke sewage is treated?

    Is it flushed out to the Juan de Fuca strait as done in Victoria?

    Thanks… SLiM

    1. Hi SLiM, thanks for the comment:

      In 2003, the District of Sooke built a secondary treatment system, which treats the wastewater like any other municipality that treats their wastewater. The treated sewage is then discharged to sea, unlike Victoria, which filters/screens the sewage and then discharges it to the strait of Juan De Fuca.

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