Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

The Comox Valley Water System provides drinking water to 45,000 residents but doesn’t comply with current provincial guidelines.

A new system is needed to bring our water treatment in line with other communities across BC, Canada and the developed world.


Project Timeline

Construction of the new water treatment system is scheduled to begin late in 2019 and will be fully operational by 2021.

Project Cost

The cost of the new water treatment system is estimated at $110 million. While at least 74 per cent will be paid by reserves and grant funding, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) must borrow up to $29 million to pay for the remaining share of costs of the project.

Who Pays

Only those connected to the Comox Valley Water System will be responsible for paying for the project, at an average cost estimated at $86 per household per year.

Boil Water Notices

The Comox Valley Regional district has installed temporary UV treatment which is expected to reduce boil water notices by about 80 per cent until construction is complete.

Once the new system is up and running turbidity related boil water notices will be eliminated altogether.


Trail Head Survey

THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to respond to the Trail Head Amenities survey. Your input will help with the decisions about planning moving forward. A summary of the survey results has been posted under Related Documents.


The Comox Valley Water System provides drinking water to 45,000 residents but doesn’t comply with current provincial guidelines.

A new system is needed to bring our water treatment in line with other communities across BC, Canada and the developed world.


Project Timeline

Construction of the new water treatment system is scheduled to begin late in 2019 and will be fully operational by 2021.

Project Cost

The cost of the new water treatment system is estimated at $110 million. While at least 74 per cent will be paid by reserves and grant funding, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) must borrow up to $29 million to pay for the remaining share of costs of the project.

Who Pays

Only those connected to the Comox Valley Water System will be responsible for paying for the project, at an average cost estimated at $86 per household per year.

Boil Water Notices

The Comox Valley Regional district has installed temporary UV treatment which is expected to reduce boil water notices by about 80 per cent until construction is complete.

Once the new system is up and running turbidity related boil water notices will be eliminated altogether.


Trail Head Survey

THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to respond to the Trail Head Amenities survey. Your input will help with the decisions about planning moving forward. A summary of the survey results has been posted under Related Documents.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Seeking Your Input: New Trail Head Facilities and Amenities

    Fill out the below survey to share your thoughts by Monday, Feb. 25.

    Background

    The intersection of Bevan Road and Lake Trail Road, adjacent the Bevan Hostel, provides residents with unofficial access to the Bevan and River Trails within the Puntledge Trail Network. As this location falls within the boundary of the land acquired for the new water treatment plant, the CVRD is considering installing a connecting trail and new facilities to make the area more accessible to the public.


    We are asking residents to weigh in with their opinions about options for educational displays, amenities, parking and

    Fill out the below survey to share your thoughts by Monday, Feb. 25.

    Background

    The intersection of Bevan Road and Lake Trail Road, adjacent the Bevan Hostel, provides residents with unofficial access to the Bevan and River Trails within the Puntledge Trail Network. As this location falls within the boundary of the land acquired for the new water treatment plant, the CVRD is considering installing a connecting trail and new facilities to make the area more accessible to the public.


    We are asking residents to weigh in with their opinions about options for educational displays, amenities, parking and some other considerations. Your feedback will assist us in determining how to proceed with making this a safe and enjoyable space for users of this fantastic trail network that connects Comox Lake, Nymph Falls and Stotan Falls. The survey is open until Monday, Feb. 25.




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