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.



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  • Boil Water Notices

    over 1 year ago
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    Installation of a temporary UV system at the existing chlorination system is expected to reduce boil water notices by approximately 80 per cent. The difference has been evident with no boil water notices issued in 2018 and the first BWN of 2019 lasted only for one day. Do you have questions about our interim UV technology or the new water treatment system (which will eliminate turbidity related boil water notices completely)? Share them here.

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    There is a lot of misunderstanding about the need for water restrictions and we often hear residents comment that there is no need for them when we have an abundance of water in Comox Lake.

    We are fortunate to have Comox Lake as the source for our drinking water, but the Lake does not offer an infinite supply of fresh water.

    Comox Lake is approximately 61 meters deep during the winter months. Only 4.5 meters of that total depth is available for domestic use, fish flows and power generation. And that is when the lake is at its highest levels. In the summer when dry weather affects the depth of the lake, the amount of water that we can access shrinks with the level of the lake, making water restrictions necessary. 

    We have implemented a new watering schedule designed to make it easier for residents to comply with annual water restrictions. Your comments and/or suggestions for improving water conservation initiatives are welcome.

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