Update on KIP aka Union Bay Estates application to discharge treated sewage into Hart Creek

Received this email from an individual (name removed) regarding the proposed application. This is a follow up on this post: https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/11/26/kip-aka-union-bay-estates-plans-on-discharging-1875-meter-cubes-treated-sewage-daily-to-hart-creek-is-more-than-the-new-reservoir-holds/

Public Health Act SEWERAGE SYSTEM REGULATION http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/22_326_2004 “(2)Despite subsection (1), a person may discharge domestic sewage or effluent into waters as described in section 2.1 (1) (a) if authorized under another enactment.” Is KIP authorized under another enactment to discharge treated sewage into Hart Creek? A salmon bearing creek?

From:Darry Monteith Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:38 PMTo: XXXXXX’Cc:Russell Dyson ; Marc Rutten ; Michael BriggsSubject: RE: sewer 


Thank you for your enquiry, Russell Dyson has requested that I respond on his behalf.

The CVRD is aware that Union Bay Estates is proceeding with an application for registration under the Municipal Wastewater Regulation (MWR) for a seasonal discharge of treated effluent to Hart Creek.

The discharge of treated effluent to the environment is regulated by the Province of British Columbia under the MWR. The MWR registration process does not provide opportunity for regional district input however, First Nations referral is required as noted in the response below.

The CVRD is currently reviewing the developers proposed method of treatment and discharge for compliance with the Master Development Agreement. The MDA and information on current site activities can be found on our website at the following link: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates (also provided below).


Darry Monteith

Manager of Liquid Waste Planning

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

Tel: 250-334-6012

Toll Free: 1-800-331-6007 Fax: 250-334-4358


Date: Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

To: Russell Dyson <rdyson@comoxvalleyrd.ca>

Subject: Fw: sewer


Please find the attached letter for your information. This letter prompts two questions??

1} Was the CVRD aware of this application to deposit 1875 cubic meters of treated municipal sewage per day into Hart Creek in Union Bay ??

2} Will the CVRD support this application??



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