Small Sewage Treatment Systems

McCue Engineering Contractors offers full services for small to medium sewage treatment systems, including designs by professional engineers on the list of authorized persons under the BC Sewerage System Regulation for systems less than 27.5 m3/day. We have also worked extensively under the Municipal Wastewater Regulation on systems over 27 m3/day. Core technologies include membrane bioreactors (MBR’s) and aerated lagoons.

Small Sewage Treatment Systems Scope

Our scope of work includes:

  • A site visit and review of the system design and original registration application.
  • Liaison with Ministry of Environment staff in both compliance and registrations groups.
  • Development of formal documents to assist system operators and support the registration amendment, including:
    • Startup/Commissioning Procedure
    • Facility Operational Plan
    • Facility Maintenance Plan
    • Emergency Response Plan
  • Startup and commissioning services for the sewage treatment system.
  • Interim operation of the system for a period of 6 months following startup and commissioning.
  • Training of mine personnel in system operation.
  • Oversight of the environmental monitoring and sampling program for one year.
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual reports to the Ministry of Environment.
  • Preparation of an application for an amendment to the existing system registration to modify the type and rate of discharge, and to revise the Effluent and Environmental Monitoring Program accordingly.

We specialize in work in remote communities and work camps.

Click here to learn more about how McCue assessed the mine camp sewage lagoon treatment system, in Northern British Columbia. The objective of the assessment was to determine a scope of work to bring the system into compliance with the BC MWR under the BC Environmental Management Act (EMA) and to amend the registration to reflect a new operational plan.

Public Relations and Community Engagement

McCue has extensive public relations and community engagement experience including:

  • Community polls, questionnaires and audits
  • Community or Town Hall meetings
  • Project stakeholder consultation meetings
  • Project stakeholder Q&A via in person meetings, teleconferences and formal correspondence
  • Technical presentations of project designs for project support and permitting
  • Volunteer Board of Director positions in professional associations and institutions
  • Social media campaigns on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram

Project stakeholders have included project owners across all sectors we serve, all levels of government, community members, Indigenous Peoples, and special interest (i.e. environmental) groups.