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Comox Valley Water Treatment PComox Valley Water Treatment Project Provincial Surface Water Objectives
Protecting our WatershedProtecting our Watershed
High quality drinking water is produced by a healthy, properly functioning ecosystem. Specifically, it requires those aquatic and riparian processes that capture, store and release water while simultaneously moderating or removing suspended sediments, bacteria, viruses, parasites and excess nutrients.
Protecting our drinking water requires two important steps: treating the water and protecting the source. The area of land that drains into Comox Lake is approximately 461 square kilometres and the majority is K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) traditional territories or privately owned. Balancing interests such as private ownership, active logging, recreation and hydroelectric power generation, while sustaining critical fish and wildlife habitat, provides challenges for watershed management.
Watch this short video to learn more about how the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is protecting our watershed for future generations:
January 2021 Update: Water TreJanuary 2021 Update: Water Treatment Plant
Timelapse Video – Dec 2019 to Timelapse Video – Dec 2019 to Mar 2020
Timelapse Video – March to AugTimelapse Video – March to August 2020
February 2021 Update: Lake IntFebruary 2021 Update: Lake Intake & Marine Pipeline
March 2021 Update: Pump StatioMarch 2021 Update: Pump Station
March 2021 Update: Treated WatMarch 2021 Update: Treated Water Transmission Main
April 2021 Update: Clearwell aApril 2021 Update: Clearwell at the Water Treatment Plant
April 2021 Update: Raw Water PApril 2021 Update: Raw Water Pump Station
May 2021 Update: UV ReactorsMay 2021 Update: UV Reactors
An update from Manager of Capital Projects, Charlie Gore.