Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

Construction is now underway on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. Please note, there is no active engagement period underway right now. To follow along on the project’s progress or learn more about the plan, cost and final product, please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watertreatment or read the FAQs here.



Construction is now underway on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. Please note, there is no active engagement period underway right now. To follow along on the project’s progress or learn more about the plan, cost and final product, please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watertreatment or read the FAQs here.



  • Track Construction at Project’s Webpage

    14 Feb 2020
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    Work is well underway for the Comox Valley’s new water treatment plant, pump station and pipelines. The CVRD will be keeping the community informed of the project’s progress right up to its targeted completion in 2021. Watch for news bulletins, time lapse videos, photo updates and more over at the CVRD’s project webpage: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watertreatment.

  • Construction has begun on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

    04 Nov 2019
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    Construction officially kicked off on the CVRD's largest infrastructure project to date at Comox Lake on October 30. The $126-million dollar project is needed to meet provincial guidelines and deliver safe drinking water to the 45,000 residents of City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and K’ómoks First Nation. The new system will draw water directly from Comox Lake, making the community’s drinking water independent of BC Hydro infrastructure.


  • Construction to Start Next Month on the New Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

    25 Sep 2019
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    Final steps are moving ahead in order to begin construction on the new Comox Valley Water Treatment Project in just a few weeks. Following the award of the construction contract to AECON Water Infrastructure in July, next steps have progressed quickly, including the project kick-off meeting, receipt of detail design drawings, confirmation of construction schedule, and the finalizing of an important agreement with BC Hydro.


  • Contract Awarded for New Water Treatment System

    24 Jul 2019
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    After years of preparation and planning, the Comox Valley Regional District’s new water treatment system project has officially moved into the construction phase with award of the design-build contract to AECON Water Infrastructure Inc.


  • Trail Head Survey Results Available

    18 Mar 2019
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    The CVRD recently asked for thoughts and opinions about proposed recreational facilities and amenities at the future Comox Valley Water Treatment site off Lake Trail Road. The site offers access to Bevan Trail and the Puntledge Trail network and we wanted to ensure that any amenities created there will meet the needs of those who use or live near the trails in the area. Thank you to all who responded to our survey. The survey results have been summarized – click here to download the full report.

  • Land Acquisition for Water Treatment Project Moves New Fish and Game Hatchery Project Forward

    11 Dec 2018
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    The CVRD and the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association have concluded an agreement that will see the CVRD acquire land and statutory rights-of-way needed for the construction of key infrastructure for the new Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. In exchange, the CVRD will provide the raw water needed for the Fish and Game Association's proposed hatchery project.

  • Grant Funding Confirmed for Water Treatment Project

    28 Nov 2018
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    The CVRD is pleased to confirm the Government of Canada and Province of BC today committed $62.8 million in federal-provincial funding for a new drinking water treatment system in the Comox Valley Regional District.


  • K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Sign Water Agreement

    28 Sep 2018
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    The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are pleased to announce the signing of a Mutual Benefit Agreement confirming cooperation and collaboration in the management of water resources in the region.