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Clear Facts on Wastewater – Village Upgrades Fall 2018

This page was last reviewed on October 22, 2018.

REFERENDUM PASSES

Thank-you to all who voted. The question on borrowing for wastewater improvements was passed, and the Village has the permission needed to move these important upgrades forward.

Results:
1,011 – YES
363 – NO

Watch this webpage over the next few months for updates on next steps for this project.

WHY DO WE NEED WASTEWATER TREATMENT UPGRADES?

Cumberland’s wastewater treatment is not meeting provincial standards – we are currently sending liquid waste that is not treated well enough into Maple Lake Creek and onto the Trent River and Baynes Sound. A committee of representatives from the community, technical consultants and agencies have spent nearly two years assessing the issue and coming up with a made-in-Cumberland solution.

Now, we need the funds to build it.

Background Documents

CLEAR FACTS ON WASTEWATER

Over the coming weeks, we’ll post fact sheets and videos about key issues related to wastewater treatment and the proposed solution here. Watch for updates.

Clear Facts on…How this will impact or protect the environment

We need to stop releasing wastewater that hasn’t been properly treated into our wetlands and watersheds. In fact, Cumberland is one of the few communities still doing this on Vancouver Island. This plan addresses this fact, which is clearly against the values of the community’s residents. Find out more:

Clear Facts on…What this system will cost me

We are asking to borrow up to $4.4 million to construct the new wastewater system – though we may not need the full amount. At its maximum, this will equal a roughly $449/year increase for residents. Find out more:

Clear Facts on…Community growth and how this system connects to it

A new wastewater system will be a benefit for future growth in the community but is not required because of it. New buildings will pay their share of the upgrades too – bringing the cost down for all. Find out more:

  • Fact Sheet #3: Infrastructure and Growth
  • Questions: Contact the village’s expert on this topic, Rob Crisfield, 250-336-3003

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Get in touch: villageupgrades@nullcumberland.ca – 250-336-2291

Share your views: #VillageUpgrades www.facebook.com/villageupgrades


PAST UPGRADES

Want a refresh on everything that was accomplished during past Village Upgrades projects (Cumberland/Bevan/Dunsmuir)? See the links below to news updates shared throughout 2016-2018.

2018 Updates

2017 Updates

2016 Updates

MISSING SOMETHING?

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Email: villageupgrades@nullcumberland.ca

Phone: 250-336-2291


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