Arbutus Ridge sewer system is located within the Arbutus Ridge Retirement community, in Area C, and services this residential development of 646 properties, a small commercial block and a golf course.
The system consists of a gravity sewer collection system, three pump stations, and a membrane bioreactor treatment plant that produce high quality effluent. The effluent is pumped from the treatment plant to two ground disposal fields located at Fairways 2 and 3.
Critical equipment is monitored 24-hours a day for malfunctions (such as pump failures) and if such an abnormality occurs an alarm is sent to the on-duty pager to alert CVRD-staff for immediate response.
User fees are incorporated into the monthly strata bills and there is no parcel tax. The annual user fee is currently $724.60 per property. Current year budget information can be viewed here.