Public Notice


October 17, 2019 –The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project to Connect Municipal Water Supply to Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point, located in Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point at Metchosin, British Columbia is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by November 5, 2019 to:

Jennifer Holder, Maritime Forces Pacific, Environmental Staff Specialist
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, PO Box 17000  Stn Forces, Victoria BC, V9A 7N2 
Telephone number:  250-363-7547


The Proposed Project

CFAD Rocky Point was originally constructed in the mid-1950s with few upgrades or additions to the water system. The current water system supplies domestic water to administration areas, support facilities, and Residential Housing Units; as well as fire suppression water. Some components of the functioning water system, are reaching the end of their useful life.

The proposed work associated with this project will involve connecting to the existing municipal (Capital Regional District) 200mm diameter water main at the intersection of Rocky Point Road and East Sooke Road. A new backflow prevention device will be installed at this intersection. A new 2,400m long, 300mm diameter PVC watermain will be installed along Rocky Point Road south of this intersection.

The existing water system, which is fed from the Mary Hill Reservoir, across Pedder Bay, will be capped and abandoned in place.

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