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

    4 months ago

    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.

    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

    7 months ago

    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 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

    8 months ago
    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.


    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.


  • Water Treatment Project Update #2

    8 months ago

    Read the CVRD’s latest Water Treatment Project Update for highlights on the design-build contract award, updated project budget and future site design.


    Read the CVRD’s latest Water Treatment Project Update for highlights on the design-build contract award, updated project budget and future site design.


  • Contract Awarded for New Water Treatment System

    11 months ago

    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.


    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.


  • Recent Approvals Mark Major Milestone for the Water Treatment Project

    about 1 year ago

    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has successfully acquired all necessary water licenses and land use agreements for their new water project, setting a clear path for construction to start on schedule this year. The CVRD’s new Water Treatment Project Update highlights these initiatives in a quarterly progress report.



    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has successfully acquired all necessary water licenses and land use agreements for their new water project, setting a clear path for construction to start on schedule this year. The CVRD’s new Water Treatment Project Update highlights these initiatives in a quarterly progress report.



  • Trail Head Survey Results Available

    about 1 year ago

    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.

    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.

  • Participate in Our Survey: Trails & Amenities Near Future Water Treatment Plant

    8 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The land acquired for the new Water Treatment Plant includes unofficial access to the Bevan and River Trails within the Puntledge Trail Network. 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 amenities and other considerations.


    The land acquired for the new Water Treatment Plant includes unofficial access to the Bevan and River Trails within the Puntledge Trail Network. 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 amenities and other considerations.


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

    over 1 year ago

    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.

    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

    over 1 year ago

    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.


    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.