Sewer Systems

The CVRD operates 12 sewer systems which handle the collection and disposal of sewage. For information on other sewer systems in the Cowichan Valley, contact the Vancouver Island Health Authority at 250.737.2010 or the Ministry Environment at 250.751.3100.

The Ministry of Health normally handles sewage flows of less than 5,000 Imperial gallons per day (approximately 16 homes) and on-site septic fields. The Ministry of Environment deals with sewage flows in excess of 5,000 Igpd under the guidelines of the Municipal Sewage Regulation.

Report a Non-emergency Sewer Concern Here

What Not to Flush Information Sheet 




  1. Water Management Division

    Phone: 250.746.2530
    Fax: 250.746.2543

  2. After Hour Emergencies

    Phone: 1.888.453.0148