Regional District of Nanaimo - RDN Sewer Service Areas

RDN (Electoral Area) Sewer Service Areas

The Regional District of Nanaimo operates six sewer service areas from Cedar (south of Nanaimo) to Qualicum Beach. These sewer service areas are located outside the city limits of Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and comprise over 20 km of gravity sewer collection mains. Each sewer service area is described below along with a map link to each sewer system. Please click on the following link to learn about Development Cost Charges (DCCs).  
The Surfside Sanitary Sewer Service Area was established in 1998 and comprises an area north of Qualicum Beach in the McFeely Drive and Kinkade Road area. There are currently 27 residential connections and no commercial connections to the system. The sanitary sewer collection system discharges into a trunk sewer system that conveys the sewer to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre located on Lee Road. Surfside Sewer Service Area Map
The French Creek Sewer Service Area was established in 1980 and comprises an area west of Drew Road and south of the Island Highway between the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach. There are currently 1882 residential and commercial connections to the system. The sanitary sewer collection system discharges into a trunk sewer system that conveys the sewer to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre located on Lee Road. French Creek Sewer Service Area Map
The Barclay Crescent Sewer Service Area was established in 2005 and construction of the system is now complete. The system comprises an area south of the Island Highway between Drew Road and Barclay Crescent. There are currently 244 residential connections and no commercial connections to the system. The sanitary sewer collection system discharges into a trunk sewer system that conveys the sewer to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre located on Lee Road. Barclay Crescent Sewer Service Area Map
The Fairwinds Sanitary Sewer Service Area was established in 1988 and comprises an area on the easterly portion of the Nanoose Peninsula and services the Fairwinds community. There are currently 796 residential and commercial connections to the system. The sanitary sewer collection system discharges into a trunk sewer system that conveys the sewer to the Fairwinds Pollution Control Centre located on Schooner Cove Drive. Fairwinds Sewer Service Area Map
The Pacific Shores Sanitary Sewer Service Area was established in 1997 servicing both the Pacific Shores development and adjacent properties. There are currently 128 residential and commercial connections to the system. The sanitary sewer collection system discharges into a trunk sewer system that conveys the sewer to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre located on Lee Road. Pacific Shores Sewer Service Area Map
The Cedar Sewer Service Area was established in 2010 and comprises an area in the Cedar town core, on parts of MacMillan Road and Cedar Road. There are currently 68 residential and commercial connections to the system. The sanitary sewer collection system discharges into a trunk sewer system that conveys the sewer to the Duke Point Pollution Control Centre located on Jackson Road. Cedar Sewer Service Area Map
   

Connect to RDN Sewer

To join a sewer service area and get a connection to community sewer collection, please submit a letter to the General Manager of Regional & Community Utilities.  Generally speaking, a request may be supported as follows:

  • Where the property is located within a designated village center in the OCP; or
  • Where the existing septic disposal system has failed; an ensuing health or environmental problem is evident; and there are no reasonable alternative means of resolving sewage disposal through on-site measures.

Notwithstanding the above, a connection to the community sewer system outside of the OCP village centers is not intended to allow additional development or density on the property.  Additionally, the property owner would be responsible for the entire costs of designing and installing the sewer infrastructure to the property frontage.

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