Deadline extended for survey on Uplands Combined Sewer Separation Project to Midnight December 11, 2015

December 3, 2015

Uplands Combined Sewer Separation Project Update

The District of Oak Bay is currently in the planning stages for a project to separate the existing single pipe system in the Uplands to accommodate both sanitary sewer and stormwater flows.

This project is meant to address the provincial government’s Municipal Wastewater Regulation which requires all BC municipalities to have separate stormwater and sanitary sewer systems. Compliance with the provincial regulation is mandatory for the District of Oak Bay as it is for other jurisdictions in the province such as Burnaby, New Westminster and the City of Vancouver where single pipe infrastructure currently exists.

As a result, six options have been identified to achieve this mandatory compliance. We encourage residents to provide feedback on these options using the online survey available here. Feedback from the survey will help inform Council’s decision-making moving forward with this important project.

Although the five open houses held in November have now concluded, the deadline to complete the survey has been extended to midnight on December 11, 2015. This is a complex infrastructure initiative that requires careful and thoughtful consideration of project benefits and impacts.  It’s not easy, and we want to hear from you!

Ready to take the survey? Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions and for participating in this important project.

Need more information on the project overall? Check the project page here.