In 2021, the Captial Regional Distict (CRD) completed the Core Area Waste Water Treatment Project that serves several municipalities in Greater Victoria. This was a $775 million dollar project, which consisted of a number of major elements:
- McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, Clover Point Pump Station and Forcemain (including Harbour Crossing) Macaulay Point Pump Station;
- Forcemain Arbutus Attenuation Tank Trent Forcemain, and Residuals Solids Forcemain three pump stations; and
- Centrate Return Line Residuals Treatment Facility.
This is a unique opportunity to get a live virtual tour of CRD Integrated Water Service’s McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant. The event will start with a short presentation on the overall project including an overview of engineering challenges and solutions, followed by a guided tour of the plant, where the following processes will be viewed:
- Primary treatment—lamella plate settlers;
- Wet weather primary treatment—high rate clarifiers 2mm fine screens secondary treatment;
- Moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) followed by biological aeration filters (BAFs) tertiary treatment; and
- Cloth media disk filters and future UV disinfection foul air treatment—biotrickling filters and carbon adsorbers.
The “tour” will be a live-streamed virtual event because physical space and movement constraints preclude a large group physically touring the facility.
P.Eng., Senior Manager, WWTP Operations
Matthew has worked as a professional engineer in the water and wastewater engineering industry for over 20 years and has held consulting, utilities, and municipal roles in Alberta and BC. In the role of Senior Manager, Wastewater Infrastructure Operations, Matthew liaised closely with the CRD Project Management Office that managed the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project. His team integrated all new assets currently being used in the project. Currently, Matthew is working to optimize the conveyance and treatment processes.
Denis has worked in the wastewater treatment operations industry for over 20 years in Alberta and BC. He maintains a certification as a Wastewater Treatment Level 4 with the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP). In his role as plant manager, Denis has played an integral role in the transition of the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. He was responsible for designing and building a contractor that become part of CRD Operations. This involved leading the development of the team and plant operations and maintenance practices.