Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

Construction is now complete on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. This page contains an overview of this project. For more detailed information including timelapse videos, photo gallery and progress updates visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watertreatment or read the FAQs here.

(LEFT TO RIGHT):CVRD Water Committee Chair Wendy Morin, Board Chair Jesse Ketler and K'omoks First Nation Chief Nicole Rempel in the finished treatment facility.

Construction is now complete on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. This page contains an overview of this project. For more detailed information including timelapse videos, photo gallery and progress updates visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watertreatment or read the FAQs here.

(LEFT TO RIGHT):CVRD Water Committee Chair Wendy Morin, Board Chair Jesse Ketler and K'omoks First Nation Chief Nicole Rempel in the finished treatment facility.

  • New Water Treatment Facility Complete

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    Fresh, filtered and fully disinfected drinking water is now flowing to 50,000 residents in the Comox Valley – an achievement celebrated with an event at the Comox Valley Regional District’s new Water Treatment Facility on Lake Trail Road today.

    “This is an exciting day for everyone in the Comox Valley who can now be confident that the Comox Valley Water Service is providing fresh, clean, reliable water to users – and will be able to do so for many decades to come,” says Wendy Morin, Chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee. “Despite the many challenges during construction in a global pandemic, this critical milestone has been achieved on time, and on budget.”

    “The K'ómoks First Nation is proud to be here today with the CVRD to celebrate the completion of the water treatment facility. Clean drinking water is something we all take for granted, as many First Nations across Canada are struggling to have access to it in their communities, with as many as 100 boil water advisories in place at any given time,” said Chief Nicole Rempel. “K'ómoks First Nation and in fact all Valley residents, are fortunate to have this access and I applaud the Regional District for their commitment to providing clean, safe drinking water here in K'ómoks territory. The fact that all Valley residents can look forward to no more boil water notices is indeed something to celebrate.”

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    Dancers from K'omoks First Nation during the completion celebration.

  • Commissioning Getting Underway at Treatment Plant

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    Construction of the new Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is nearing the finish line! On June 23, treated water will begin flowing from the new intake at Comox Lake through to taps around the Comox Valley.

    As commissioning of the new system begins, residents may notice slight changes in taste and temperature of their drinking water. The new system will ramp up over several weeks and filtered water is expected to reach all homes connected to the Comox Valley Water System by mid to late-July. Commissioning will be complete with the new system fully operational by mid-August.

    “We’re absolutely thrilled to be this close to the commissioning of such a critical project for the Comox Valley,” said Wendy Morin, Chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee. “A modern, sustainable drinking-water supply system is essential for our growing community. We’re thankful to everyone who has helped to get us here - from our CVRD staff and our contractor AECON, to our partners in water management the K’ómoks First Nation and key stakeholders like BC Hydro and the Courtenay Fish and Game Protective Association.”

    READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

  • Construction of Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Expected to be Complete by Summer

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    Significant achievements in the first quarter of 2021 have now put the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project at nearly 90 per cent complete – on track to begin commissioning this spring as planned. Read the news release here.

  • Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Celebrates a Year of Achievements

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    The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is marking the end of 2020 with a celebration of successes ranging from the completion of key construction milestones to less visible – but critically important – achievements in safety, employment and environmental protection. Read the news release here.

  • Track Construction at Project’s Webpage

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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

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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. Read the news release here.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Page last updated: 29 September 2021, 14:45