McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Capital Regional District)

Once again, Esquimalt may face an unwelcome olfactory experience.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has issued a warning to residents of Esquimalt and its surrounding communities, cautioning them about the possibility of strong odours permeating their neighborhoods next week.

Scheduled maintenance is about to commence at the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, situated in close proximity to the Canadian Armed Forces base in Esquimalt.

The maintenance is scheduled to take place from Monday, September 11th to Thursday, September 14th.

Because the odors emanate from wastewater, the CRD is notifying the nearby area of potential impacts.

Ordinarily, the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant effectively manages and controls odors released from the facility through its state-of-the-art odor control system, which is monitored around the clock.

Additionally, they have established a dedicated CRD phone line for nearby residents to promptly report any odorous concerns stemming from the facility.

The CRD conveyed in a media statement, “CRD staff and facility contractors are diligently working to minimize the impact on the community and will continue monitoring the situation as work progresses throughout the day. We appreciate your patience as we complete this necessary maintenance.”

For updates on the odor situation, residents can follow the CRD’s X account (Twitter) and visit their website.


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