Wastewater treatment is necessary to protect our water resources. The Regional District of Nanaimo transports and treats wastewater from about 110,000 sewered homes and businesses between Qualicum Beach and Duke Point. To do this, we operate:
- 4 wastewater treatment facilities
- 23 pump stations
- 2 septage receiving sites
Property owners who are not connected to sewer, largely those residing in rural areas and island communities, are responsible for their own wastewater treatment and often use privately-owned septic and onsite systems. A small number of properties are authorized by Island Health (VIHA) to use holding tanks. The RDN receives and treats holding tank waste as well as septage pumped from septic tanks.