The regular septage disposal user rate is $0.23 per Imperial gallon. The rate for properties with an approved Holding Tank Registration (Pump and Haul) is $0.01 per Imperial gallon.
Permanent Rate Reduction
Typically pump and haul services are used by properties which cannot connect to public wastewater systems and are unable to obtain a conventional onsite system. Those using pump and haul services first obtain authorization from Island Health to install a holding tank for wastewater disposal.
Temporary Rate Reduction
Under certain circumstances, residents may apply for a reduced septage disposal user rate for up to 90 days if their onsite system has malfunctioned and will be repaired.
Only septage from within RDN boundaries is accepted at RDN facilities. Each hauler must provide proof where the load came from to discharge to RDN facilities. We randomly sample the septage to ensure prohibited waste substances are not discharged.
Septage haulers must ensure that valid permits exist for pump and haul wastes or they will be charged the full rate of $0.23 per gallon. The RDN audits the receipts to confirm the origin of the trucked wastes.
French Creek Pollution Control Center
957 Lee Road, Parksville
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday
8:00 am to 10:00 am, for emergencies only, on Sunday and Statutory Holidays
Chase River Pumping Station
1174 Island Highway, Nanaimo
7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily