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CRD could spend $440,000 to replace two park toilets

Jul 19 2012

The Capital Regional District could spend $440,000 to replace aging privies at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park and hook them up to the sewer system.

The Beaver Beach washroom and changeroom facility, which is open to the public during the summer, dates back to the 1950s. The holding tank has to be pumped out up to three times a week.

A second toilet near the Filter Beds visiting area dates back to the 1970s and is essentially a pit toilet with a holding tank. The cost of pumping out the washrooms is about $34,500 a year, staff say.

CRD staff looked at installing a septic system but said hookup to the sewer system - which would require Saanich to approve a variance - would be more cost-effective.

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