Cowichan Bay Sanitary Sewer System

Cowichan Bay sewer system is located in area D and services the community of Cowichan Bay and surrounding residential area.  A total of 810 equivalent users are connected to the system, including both residential and commercial properties.  

System Overview

The Cowichan Bay Sanitary Sewer System consists of both gravity and pressurized collection systems discharging to a pump station located at Hecate Park.  Sewage is pumped to the Joint Utilities Board (JUB) lagoons, located in Duncan, for sewage treatment and disposal.

At this time, there are currently no sewer units available for new developments within the Cowichan Bay Sewer Service Area.  

Critical equipment is monitored 24-hours a day for malfunctions (such as pump failures); if such an abnormality occurs an alarm is send to the on-duty pager to alert CVRD-staff for immediate response.

Annual Charges 

Billing Period  Billing Date  User Fee* per Billing Period  Parcel Tax**
Annual Fees
(User Fees and Parcel Tax) 

January 1-June 30 January 1  $160.00 $286.00 $606.00

July 1-December 31 July 1 $160.00

*User Fees are mailed out to each customers on the billing date stated above.

**Parcel Tax is charged once a year and is incorporated into the property tax for each customer.