FCPCC currently provides Secondary Treatment with Trickling Filters to remove more than 90% of biological oxygen demand and total suspended solids and comply with provincial and federal environmental regulations. Treated effluent is discharged into the Salish Sea at a depth of 61 m, 2,440 m offshore. Biosolids produced are used in the RDN's Forest Fertilization Project. To learn more, visit our Treatment Processes and Biosolids pages.
Preliminary design of the expansion recommended providing secondary treatment in Combined Treatment Units with activated sludge technology. Combined Treatment Units are built with bioreactors on the outside of the unit and secondary clarifiers on the inside of the unit.
A Value Engineering exercise done at the onset of the detailed design phase will provide a third party critique of the preliminary design. It will also ensure that the design is optimized and that the constructed plant performs well and operates efficiently.
The project has an estimated completion date of December 2021 and an estimated budget of $32 million.