Case Study

Public Infrastructure Consultation

CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT

Long Case Study

Need

To foster transparency in the process of gauging sentiment and levels of public support for six potential locations for the new facility

Outcome

A transparent results panel, shortlisting the two potential locations with the highest public approval

The Capital Regional District of British Columbia, Canada used Ethelo to bring full-transparency to an heated decision around the location for wastewater treatment plant. Local citizens and governing bodies needed to resolve the diversity of needs of tax-payers, activists, and municipal administrators. After evaluating 6 potential locations and different technologies, the CRD screened out locations with low public acceptance, narrowing down on one general site.

I have never worked with a public engagement tool like Ethelo before and I am pleased to have had the opportunity. You and your team was very helpful and I appreciate the long nights I imagine you had to spend to make this happen.

Kristin Quayle
Communications Coordinator
Capital Regional District