Learn more about Curran Road Wastewater Treatment Facility

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This page is for users of the Curran Road Wastewater Treatment Facility to learn more about the facility and to have questions answered directly by SCRD staff.


Photo of Curran Rd Waste Water Treatment Facility.

Photo of Curran Rd Wastewater Treatment Facility


Fast Facts

Installed by a developer in 1983

Operations were turned over to the SCRD in 1992

Currently, 70 properties use the system




On the right panel you can


Read a 2021 feasibility study on the facility


Watch a presentation provided to residents on funding plans for the facility


See what utility rates have been set for the facility




Below you can


Ask a question about the facility - these questions go directly to SCRD staff




This page is for users of the Curran Road Wastewater Treatment Facility to learn more about the facility and to have questions answered directly by SCRD staff.


Photo of Curran Rd Waste Water Treatment Facility.

Photo of Curran Rd Wastewater Treatment Facility


Fast Facts

Installed by a developer in 1983

Operations were turned over to the SCRD in 1992

Currently, 70 properties use the system




On the right panel you can


Read a 2021 feasibility study on the facility


Watch a presentation provided to residents on funding plans for the facility


See what utility rates have been set for the facility




Below you can


Ask a question about the facility - these questions go directly to SCRD staff




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    Questions on the Proposed 2024 Curran RD wastewater User Fees Public Engagement Process We understand that they avenue for public participation is via the question process on the Curran web page and the process outlined on the Lets Talk Budget page. Public sessions are planned for the water rate issues. Are any public sessions planned for wastewater rate issues? Curran Road Proposed 2024 User Fees and Review of 2023 costs There were some extra ordinary user costs incurred in 2023 Q1 or Q2. Were the extra pump out/disposal costs for an unplanned event or regular event. If unplanned, why? What were the extra pump out costs? Was the outfall inspection planned or unplanned. If unplanned, why? What were the inspection costs? What is the regular schedule to inspect the outfall? The proposed base budget increase for solids disposal and trucking is $4,489. This is substantially more than increases noted for other wastewater facilities. Why? What is the precent increase in salaries/wages and support services that is applied to the budget? The proposed percent fee increase of 11.12% is the third highest increase of all those proposed for wastewater facilities. The November 10 2023, report had two user fee options ie 11.12% increase and 0.0% increases. We suggest you examine an option in the order of 7 to 10% increase as this may be more acceptable to the community. We look forward to your response well in advance of the December 14 meeting such that there is sufficient time respond, if needed, to answers of these questions Thank you

    Frank B asked 5 months ago

    Hi there,

    We have provided answers to your question below. 

    • Public sessions are planned for the water rate issues. Are any public sessions planned for wastewater rate issues?

    There are no specific sessions for the wastewater services planned for 2024. 

    • Curran Road Proposed 2024 User Fees and Review of 2023 costs There were some extra ordinary user costs incurred in 2023 Q1 or Q2. Were the extra pump out/disposal costs for an unplanned event or regular event. If unplanned, why? What were the extra pump out costs?

    The Curran Road Wastewater plant was pumped out once in 2023 as part of general maintenance.  

    • Was the outfall inspection planned or unplanned. If unplanned, why? What were the inspection costs? What is the regular schedule to inspect the outfall?

    As part of our permit, we need to inspect the outfall every five years.

    • The proposed base budget increase for solids disposal and trucking is $4,489. This is substantially more than increases noted for other wastewater facilities. Why?

    Sludge pump out costs continue to rise for all waste water plants. Curran Road’s existing base budget was not able to absorb the increased costs. 

    • What is the precent increase in salaries/wages and support services that is applied to the budget?

    The SCRD has ratified a new Collective Agreement for 2024.  A 5% increase was used to set rates and the new agreement is for a 6% increase for 2024. Support services are allocated per the Policy and an estimate was used to set rates.  Overall Support Services have increased 1.75% from 2023 at the start of Round 1 and will not be final until the 2024 Budget is complete.   

Page last updated: 18 Mar 2024, 02:41 PM