Bald Mountain Sanitary Sewer System

Bald Mountain Wastewater Treatment

Bald Mountain sewer system is located between Youbou and the Town of Lake Cowichan, on the Cowichan Lake in Electoral Area I.  The facility services over 200 residential properties.

System Overview

The treatment plant is a membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant producing Class A high quality effluent. 

The treatment works include two membranes with provisions in place for future additional treatment. Discharge from the UV disinfected effluent goes into the ground by means of two large infiltration basins.

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 PeriodParcel Tax**

Annual Fees
(User Fees and Parcel Tax) 

January 1-June 30
February 1


July 1-December 31
August 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.