Engineering

The Engineering Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Municipality’s infrastructure. This department, working closely with the Planning and Building Departments, ensures that all development follows the Municipality’s Master Plans and Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw, while at the same time making sure that good engineering practices are followed.

For more information on the Land Development process visit this section of our website. The Engineering Department is currently working on updating the Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw. Keep checking back regularly for information related to potential bylaw updates.

Maintenance of District street lights, roads and other infrastructure is arranged through the Engineering Department. If you have questions or concerns about the maintenance of our infrastructure, please visit the links above. Maintenance of our wastewater collection and treatment system is arranged through our partner Epcor. Maintenance of our roads is arranged by our roads maintenance contractor.

The Engineering Department is also responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Municipality’s parks, green spaces and trail network. This includes formal parks such as Ed Macgregor Park and the Marine Boardwalk, local play parks, and numerous natural areas such as Whiffin Spit Park. Future park policies will be guided by the Parks and Trails Master Plan.

In This Department

Road Maintenance

Mainroad South Island Contracting Ltd. is the roads maintenance contractor for the District of Sooke.

To report any road issues or request road maintenance, you may:

Contact the District of Sooke during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by phone 250-642-1634 or fax 250-642-0541; or

After office hours or for emergencies, contact Mainroad directly at 250-391-7310 or 1-604-924-0244.

For road conditions call the Mainroad 24-hour info line at 1-877-391-7310.

Typical road conditions that could be reported are the following;

  • Pavement deficiencies (potholes, alligatoring, cracking, etc.)
  • Graffiti
  • Damaged/missing signage
  • Shoulder condition along edge of road
  • Blockages in ditches/drainage course
  • Roadway cleanliness
  • Overgrown bushes & trees
Sewer System

The Sooke wastewater collection and treatment system is owned and operated by the District of Sooke.

Construction of the Sooke collection system and wastewater treatment plant began in 2004 and the system was commissioned in November 2005. Individual domestic and commercial hook-ups began in January 2006 and continued throughout 2006 and 2007, with the majority completed by December 2006. The system services a core area of approximately 5,500 residents.

The system uses secondary sewage treatment which typically removes 90% of the total suspended solids and high levels of other contaminants, providing significant environmental benefits to the District of Sooke.

For information or to answer any questions residents may have pertaining to the sanitary sewer system, please call 250-642-0151.

In case of an emergency, or residential sewer backup – please contact the sewer operator at 250-480-2198

SOOKE WASTEWATER SYSTEM OPERATIONAL REPORTS:

Annual Reporting:

2014 Performance Report 2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report 2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report 2006 Annual Report

Monthly Reports:

January 2015 February 2015
March 2015 April 2015
May 2015 June 2015
July 2015 August 2015
September 2015 October 2015
November 2015 December 2015
Street Light Maintenance

Reporting and Repairing Street Light Outages
The District of Sooke is working to keep community street lights in your neighborhood in good repair to help keep your community safe.

Reporting an Outage
If you notice a street light that is out, flickering, vandalized, or on during the day, please call the District at 250-642-1634.

When reporting a problem, please provide the approximate location, such as the intersection, nearby house or business address, to help repair crews locate and fix the problem promptly.

Staff will schedule the repair, and track the progress so that information can be provided to residents.

Do you have a street light concern?
Please please call the District at 250-642-1634.

Regarding Ornamental Lighting within the District of Sooke, as defined by the Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw 404 (2014) in Schedule 10, Section 2.0, Subsection 2.3 (b) Ornamental Lighting:

As of September 2017, there has been a name change regarding the Cyclone model street lights, as follows:

CY1507-F1 is replaced by CY15T4 (HID or LED), and CY4102-F1 is replaced by CL41T4 (HID) and CL41T4A (LED).

As of September 2017, there has been a name change regarding the Cyclone model street lights, as follows:

i.) #NEL3001 is replaced by NEL30S (LED)

ii.) CY1507-F1 is replaced by CY15T4 (HID or LED), and CL4102-F1 is replaced by CL41T4 (HID) and CL41T4A (LED).