Shaping the future of our Sewer Service

SEWER PLANNING FLOWS AHEAD

Thank you to everyone who participated in the development of the Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan- including the many members of the general public who participated in workshops, open houses, online surveys and online information sessions. In particular, thank you to the members of the public and technical advisory committee for their ongoing commitment over the three-year process.

The project team is now preparing the draft plan which will be submitted to the province as the second phase of this three step process. The plan will be submitted to the province for review in fall 2021 and review will take about one year. Based on feedback from the province, the plan will be revised, shared with the community and then submitted for final approval, which is likely to occur in Spring 2024.

For more background on the LWMP - including the process and the outcome - visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/lwmp

Sewer Conveyance Project Next Steps

The LWMP identified a preferred conveyance route for new/upgraded sewer pipes and pump stations, which was approved by the Comox Valley Sewage Commission in February 2021. Borrowing was approved through an Alternative Approval Process in July 2021 and this critical work is now moving forward as a separate project due to its urgent nature.

Follow us over at the Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Project Page for next steps, including:

  • The conveyance route will now move into detailed design, which will determine the specifics of route alignment. Some changes from the conceptual maps shared with the public could be identified to minimize impacts to residents, businesses, archaeological sites, costs and efficiencies. Discussions are underway with the Town of Comox regarding the final route, infrastructure replacement standards and community impacts.
  • The CVRD will continue dialogue with stakeholders and residents. In particular those in the Lazo area with properties located in potential right-of-ways and homeowners with wells.

SEWER PLANNING FLOWS AHEAD

Thank you to everyone who participated in the development of the Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan- including the many members of the general public who participated in workshops, open houses, online surveys and online information sessions. In particular, thank you to the members of the public and technical advisory committee for their ongoing commitment over the three-year process.

The project team is now preparing the draft plan which will be submitted to the province as the second phase of this three step process. The plan will be submitted to the province for review in fall 2021 and review will take about one year. Based on feedback from the province, the plan will be revised, shared with the community and then submitted for final approval, which is likely to occur in Spring 2024.

For more background on the LWMP - including the process and the outcome - visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/lwmp

Sewer Conveyance Project Next Steps

The LWMP identified a preferred conveyance route for new/upgraded sewer pipes and pump stations, which was approved by the Comox Valley Sewage Commission in February 2021. Borrowing was approved through an Alternative Approval Process in July 2021 and this critical work is now moving forward as a separate project due to its urgent nature.

Follow us over at the Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Project Page for next steps, including:

  • The conveyance route will now move into detailed design, which will determine the specifics of route alignment. Some changes from the conceptual maps shared with the public could be identified to minimize impacts to residents, businesses, archaeological sites, costs and efficiencies. Discussions are underway with the Town of Comox regarding the final route, infrastructure replacement standards and community impacts.
  • The CVRD will continue dialogue with stakeholders and residents. In particular those in the Lazo area with properties located in potential right-of-ways and homeowners with wells.
  • Goals and Objectives Adopted by Sewage Commission

    The draft goals and objectives developed by the public and technical advisory committees with feedback from the public, were presented to and adopted by the Comox Valley Sewage Commission on Feb. 25. The approved goals establish the decision-making framework for the the long-term conveyance, treatment and resource recovery options being collected and reviewed now. Minutes from the meeting, including the staff report, can be found here.

    Results from the long-list review process will go before the Sewage Commission in March.

  • Advisory Committee members chosen to represent public during sewer planning process

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    Eight residents have been appointed to the Public Advisory Committee to represent their communities in the development of a Liquid Waste Management Plan. These representatives from Comox, Courtenay and Area B, play an essential role in considering community goals and public opinion/feedback throughout the planning process. View the list of members here.