Cowichan Bay Sanitary Sewer System


Cowichan Bay sewer system is located in area D and services the community of Cowichan Bay and surrounding residential area.  A total of 810 equivalent users are connected to the system, including both residential and commercial properties.  

System Overview

The Cowichan Bay Sanitary Sewer System consists of both gravity and pressurized collection systems discharging to a pump station located at Hecate Park.  Sewage is pumped to the Joint Utilities Board (JUB) lagoons, located in Duncan, for sewage treatment and disposal.

At this time, there are currently no sewer units available for new developments within the Cowichan Bay Sewer Service Area.  

Critical equipment is monitored 24-hours a day for malfunctions (such as pump failures); if such an abnormality occurs an alarm is sent to the on-duty pager to alert CVRD-staff for immediate response.

Annual Charges

Billing Period
 Billing Date
User Fee* per Billing Period
 Parcel Tax**

Annual Fees (User Fees and Parcel Tax)
January 1-June 30
January 1



July 1-December 31
July 1

*User Fees are mailed out to each customers on the billing date stated above.

**Parcel Tax is charged once a year and is incorporated into the property tax for each customer.

Current year budget information can be viewed here.