Liquid Waste Management Planning

Liquid waste in our region is processed by sewer systems and individual septic systems.  Sewer systems in our region are managed by private operators, improvement districts, municipalities, and the CVRD.  In our region, non point source pollution is a major contributor of liquid waste.  Non point sources include runoff from farming activities, failed septic systems, vehicles and gardening products. Effluent from non point sources is often not managed by community drainage systems.

Liquid waste management is a broad term used to describe the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage, as well as the protection of the environment from polluted runoff. A liquid waste management plan (LWMP) guides these activities, and is designed specifically to meet the needs of individual areas, based on technical and regulatory requirements, as well as input from the community.  The province has directed the CVRD to develop liquid waste management plans (LWMPs) for the Central Sector and South Sector of our Region.  
  1. South Sector Liquid Waste Management Plan
  2. Central Sector Liquid Waste Management Plan
The South Sector Liquid Waste Management Plan includes Area A-Mill Bay, Area B-Shawnigan Lake and Area C-Cobble Hill.  CVRD staff are working to amend the Plan.  This webpage will be updated as the project progresses.
Liquid Waste