On Thursday, February 1, representatives from Tourism Tofino and the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce were given a tour of Tofino’s new wastewater treatment plant that is currently under construction. Scheduled to go online by the end of 2024, this critically important infrastructure project has been a long-time coming for our community and it was exciting to learn about how it will operate.
The tourism industry in Tofino is contributing $1.6 million to the wastewater treatment plant over the 4-year period 2023 to 2027 from the MRDT (Municipal & Regional District Tax). This tax is paid by visitors staying at local accommodations in Tofino and is the primary funding source for Tourism Tofino. More information on the project can be found at https://talktofino.ca/wastewater-treatment-plant