Kirk & Co. is currently providing the Capital Regional District (CRD) with strategic communications, engagement, and community relations services for the Wastewater Treatment Project. As a result of provincial and federal regulations, the CRD has been mandated to provide wastewater treatment for its seven core area municipalities and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations by December 31, 2020.

Kirk & Co. is supporting the CRD in developing and implementing a stakeholder and community engagement program for the project’s construction phase. We have been working with the Capital Regional District to provide strategic communications planning, communications materials production, issues management, public and community engagement, media strategy, advertising, and internal communications.


CRD Wastewater Treatment Project


Capital Regional District


Communications, consultation and community relations


The Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

The Wastewater Treatment Project will be complete by the end of 2020, and consists of three main elements:

  • McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant – Located at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt, the treatment plant will provide tertiary treatment to the core area’s wastewater.
  • Residuals Treatment Facility – Residual solids from the wastewater treatment plant will be piped to a Residual Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be turned into what are known as “Class A” biosolids. These biosolids are a high quality by-product treated such that it is safe for further use.
  • Conveyance System – The conveyance system refers to the ‘pumps and pipes’ of the Wastewater Treatment Project. This system will carry wastewater from across the core area to the treatment plant, and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill.

The federal and provincial governments are assisting the Capital Regional District in funding this project.

Learn more: CRD Wastewater Treatment Project

Kirk & Co.'s senior strategic advice assisted us in effectively anticipating and preparing for
communications and engagement challenges and opportunities.

Jane BirdSenior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP