South Sector Liquid Waste Management Planning

The South Cowichan is a place of extraordinary beauty and unique social, economic, cultural and environmental significance. Residents of the area wish to retain the rural character with village centers and protect their quality of life and natural environment.  

However, the South Cowichan area is challenged by it's own desirability as a place to live. In recent years, the South Cowichan population has grown faster (6%), than the regional average (4%). During this time, there have been exceedances of water quality objectives for surface water in the plan area. Currently, several sewer systems in the area do not meet regulatory standards for discharge. In the future, our population is expected to continue growing rapidly. The environment will be unable to support the impacts of our communities.

We are gathering feedback from the public about longer term planning for services needed to support our communities in the South Cowichan. This information will be used to consider solutions that will be outlined in a South Sector Liquid Waste Management Plan. We invite interested community members to provide their feedback and to talk about ways to move forward.

Public Meeting

Come join us and provide your input 

November 6th, 2019

Doors Open: 6:30 pm 

Presentation and Q&A: 7 pm to 8 pm

Brentwood College, Fieldhouse, Lashburn Road, Mill Bay


Keith Lawrence, Senior Environmental Analyst