The Limona Group has obtained rezoning development approval for a 325-unit housing development on the property known as the Stonebridge Development. There will be additional development in the area including higher density and commercial density in the future. As a condition of the development, a community sewer system is to be provided which will be owned and operated by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). The Limona Group has retained MSR Solutions to design and construct a community sewer system to serve the requirements for the development at build-out, to be built in stages. Limona has proposed to commence with initial 40-50 single family homes as the first stage of the development including Townhouse site and single-family homes on the south side of Shawnigan creek and single-family homes on the northern part of the property on the Shawnigan Mill Bay Road.

A design report was submitted to Limona by MSR Solutions in December 2014, which identified three stages to proceed to total build-out. Stage 1 Sewage Service Area was identified with minimal servicing requirements, with connection to the existing shopping centre Permit PE6503. Stage 2 Sewage Service Area was identified, based on an infrastructure funding application with the federal government. The areas identified within this stage of servicing included 325 Stonebridge single family equivalent homes, Pioneer Square shopping centre and any other areas based on capacity and determined by CVRD. A MWR application with the CVRD as the applicant was proposed for this stage of development. Stage 3 Sewage Service Area was identified to create a Town centre community sewer system including the Brulette Place sewer systems, the Stonebridge site, and surrounding developments.

It was proposed to provide a treatment plant that is modular and to which units could be added as the development progresses to first accommodate Stage 2 and then new development as capacity is available. Disposal was proposed to ground, within the Stonebridge property as well as in the Brulette area. The option of reclaimed water discharge to a constructed wetland with overflow to Shawnigan creek was identified following an Environmental Impact Study.

Project Manager: Mike Seymour
Client: The Limona Group
Location: Mill Bay, BC