There are a number of parcel taxes levied to pay for the construction, maintenance and safe operation of Colwood septic and sewer systems. They are as follows:

Local Area Service and Onsite Sewage System Parcel Tax

Homes in Colwood homes are served by either onsite septic systems or sewer service. A parcel tax is levied to recover outstanding debt attributed to each area:

  • Onsite Sewage Systems Service (septic)
  • Colwood East Local Area Service (sewer)
  • Colwood West Local Area Service (sewer)
  • Colwood South Local Area Service (sewer)

The current parcel tax rates are detailed in the Tax Rate Bylaw No. 1619, 2016.
The current sewer user fee rates are detailed in the Colwood Sewer Utility Bylaw No. 1620, 2016.

CRD Bylaws to establish a service for management and maintenance of onsite sewage systems

Back in 2007, the CRD implemented regulations for maintenance of onsite sewage disposal systems. All properties with septic systems pay the CRD Onsite Sewage Parcel Tax which allows the CRD to monitor for safety of septic systems.