Victoria’s system takes wastewater away from homes and businesses to keep communities safe and healthy. Wastewater treatment is managed by the CRD regional system.
Our sewer system’s capacity can be reduced by obstructions and accumulations of household items such as grease, hair, sanitary products, paper towel, garbage, wet wipes and materials incorrectly described as "disposable". You can help keep our sewer system flowing by keeping grease out of the drain and only flushing human waste and toilet paper down the toilet.
Our stormwater system also plays a key role in our underground network, guiding rainwater that lands on hard city surfaces like roads and buildings into drains and pipes away from city streets and buildings. Learn more here.