Ogden Point: Casing Installation
The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant includes construction of a cross-harbour undersea pipe from Ogden Point to McLoughlin Point. The contractor for the treatment plant, Harbour Resource Partners, will complete this work using a process called horizontal directional drilling.
Starting the week of June 12th, crews will install the casing, or entry point for the pipe, in preparation for the horizontal directional drill operation. This involves hammering the casing into place (a process similar to pile driving). This casing installation is anticipated to take approximately two weeks and will take place behind a 5-metre high noise wall.
What to expect
· 5-metre high noise wall and signage will be in place
· Approximately two weeks of hammering the casing into place
· Once casing installation is complete, the directional drilling will begin, which involves running equipment and generators for the drilling operation
· No traffic disruptions are anticipated as part of this work
· On average five trucks per day (round trips) will bring equipment and materials to and from the site
· Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained
· The boat launch will remain open with minor access delays
· Crews will park at the Ogden Point worksite, not on local streets
· Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
· Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
About the Wastewater Treatment Project
The Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations and will be complete by the end of 2020.
Harbour Resource Partners is the contractor selected by the CRD to build the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, cross-harbour undersea pipe, and marine outfall for treated wastewater at McLoughlin Point.