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

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Fast Facts

Installed by a developer in 1981

Operations were turned over to the SCRD in 1986

Currently, 33 properties, plus 1 commercial user




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 Secret Cove Wastewater Treatment Facility to learn more about the facility and to have questions answered directly by SCRD staff.

Image of Secret Cove Wastewater Treatment Facility




Fast Facts

Installed by a developer in 1981

Operations were turned over to the SCRD in 1986

Currently, 33 properties, plus 1 commercial user




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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  • Share Why is the SCRD trying to make the user pay for all costs? The report done by CCME almost 20 years ago suggested it was IMPOSSIBLE for communities under 500 users to pay for their systems and alternate financing should be investigated.The report suggested transparency of costs. The SCRD used to give costs but stopped around early 2000's. Does the SCRD receive provincial or federal funding that is for MWW that includes Secret cove and is spent elsewhere?Is there any chance Frontage Fees be charged on residence taxes instead of Utility fees? Thank you look forward to Zoom on Facebook Share Why is the SCRD trying to make the user pay for all costs? The report done by CCME almost 20 years ago suggested it was IMPOSSIBLE for communities under 500 users to pay for their systems and alternate financing should be investigated.The report suggested transparency of costs. The SCRD used to give costs but stopped around early 2000's. Does the SCRD receive provincial or federal funding that is for MWW that includes Secret cove and is spent elsewhere?Is there any chance Frontage Fees be charged on residence taxes instead of Utility fees? Thank you look forward to Zoom on Twitter Share Why is the SCRD trying to make the user pay for all costs? The report done by CCME almost 20 years ago suggested it was IMPOSSIBLE for communities under 500 users to pay for their systems and alternate financing should be investigated.The report suggested transparency of costs. The SCRD used to give costs but stopped around early 2000's. Does the SCRD receive provincial or federal funding that is for MWW that includes Secret cove and is spent elsewhere?Is there any chance Frontage Fees be charged on residence taxes instead of Utility fees? Thank you look forward to Zoom on Linkedin Email Why is the SCRD trying to make the user pay for all costs? The report done by CCME almost 20 years ago suggested it was IMPOSSIBLE for communities under 500 users to pay for their systems and alternate financing should be investigated.The report suggested transparency of costs. The SCRD used to give costs but stopped around early 2000's. Does the SCRD receive provincial or federal funding that is for MWW that includes Secret cove and is spent elsewhere?Is there any chance Frontage Fees be charged on residence taxes instead of Utility fees? Thank you look forward to Zoom link

    Why is the SCRD trying to make the user pay for all costs? The report done by CCME almost 20 years ago suggested it was IMPOSSIBLE for communities under 500 users to pay for their systems and alternate financing should be investigated.The report suggested transparency of costs. The SCRD used to give costs but stopped around early 2000's. Does the SCRD receive provincial or federal funding that is for MWW that includes Secret cove and is spent elsewhere?Is there any chance Frontage Fees be charged on residence taxes instead of Utility fees? Thank you look forward to Zoom

    bob asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your question, some answers below and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting. 

    The Local Government Act establishes that services provided by a Regional District can only recover costs from participating members of a service. Only the people who benefit from the wastewater service at Secret Cove are responsible for the cost of providing that service.  

     The SCRD still provides a breakdown of service costs on its annual financial plan - https://www.scrd.ca/files/File/Corporate/Finance/2022-05-05%20SCRD%202022-2026%20Financial%20Plan%20FINAL.pdf#page=258 

     With regard to provincial funding. Funds allocated to a service area are spent within that service area. 

     It is understood that a shift to Parcel Taxes is possible, however these would be collected by the Province and would have a levy added for the service of collecting taxes. A review is ongoing. 

Page last updated: 18 Mar 2024, 02:38 PM