Estevan Point Lightstation - Septic System Replacement

DFO and CCG are proposing to install a new septic system at Estevan Point Lightstation. Estevan Point Lightstation is a staffed federal heritage site located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Hesquiat Peninsula.


The Estevan Point's septic treatment system has reached the end of its serviceable life and is not up to the current regulatory sanitary code requirements according to the Provincial Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual. There are three existing tanks at Estevan Point, one for each lightkeeper residence. Two tanks are concrete and one is a polyethylene tank. Each existing tank has a single outflow pipe and no dispersion field. The proposed replacement system will strive to be a code-compliant Type-3 effluent treatment system in accordance with the Provincial Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual. A Type 3 septic system will address the site's current health hazards with the current system and provide the proper environmental treatment to ensure the effluent is within regulatory water quality levels.

The scope of this project includes the replacement of the existing septic treatment systems and striving for an upgrade with a Type 3 effluent treatment septic system. This includes three 900 gallon tank replacements, plumbing upgrades, pipe-routing, and the install of a dispersion field. Machinery used for this work will include: a barge, helicopters, mini-excavators, and hand tools. 

The proposed construction timeline is January to March and the project will take place for a duration of approximately 14 working days.


Latest update

January 20, 2023 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. DFO and CCG are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Real Property, Safety and Security
Connor Beardmore, Jr. Project Engineer
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 236-330-1183

  • Location

    • Estevan Point Lightstation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property, Safety and Security
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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