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Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre

Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre
Wastewater from approximately 1,400 residential and commercial users in the Fairwinds area of Nanoose is treated at the Nanoose Bay Pollution Control Centre (NBPCC). Wastewater is gravity fed and pumped to NBPCC from nine pump stations.

The NBPCC uses chemically-enhanced primary treatment to remove up to 70% of BOD and up to 80% TSS. Sludge from NBPCC is trucked to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre where it undergoes further treatment to become Biosolids. Effluent is discharged via an outfall into the Strait of Georgia 450 m offshore at a depth of 39 m.

To learn more, please visit our Treatment Processes page.


Fast Facts (2014 Data)

Average Daily Flow201 m3/dayn/a
Maximum Daily Flow709 m3/day2,270 m3/day
Average Daily BOD (effluent)62.7 mg/L100 mg/L
Average Daily TSS (effluent)47.8 mg/L100 mg/L

Major Projects & Improvements

2012Odour management improvements
2008Introduced chemically enhanced primary treatment
1985Facility opened with primary treatment

Planned Improvements

2023Upgrade to Secondary Treatment

Wastewater Services | 6300 Hammond Bay Road | Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2 | E-mail: rcu@rdn.bc.ca
Telephone: 250-390-6560 (Nanaimo) 250-954-3792 (Oceanside) 1-877-607-4111 (Toll Free)
1-800-862-3429 (Emergency) | 250-390-1542 (Fax)
Last Modified:  Nov 20, 2015
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