Help shape the future of our Sewer Service

Please note: Public consultation on the Comox Valley Sewer Service LWMP is currently on hold. See update below.

Sewer Planning: Public Engagement on Hold

The Comox Valley Sewer Service, which treats wastewater, or raw sewage, from homes and businesses in Courtenay, Comox and K’ómoks First Nation, needs a long-term plan that will help the Comox Valley Regional District plan for the future.

JUNE 2020 UPDATE:
Public engagement on the future of the service has been rescheduled to the fall in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This decision was made to ensure the community can focus on the current public health issues, and that the quality of public consultation on this important issue isn’t compromised.

Engagement – including the re-launch of an online survey on the shortlist of conveyance options (pipes and pump stations) is targeted for late summer. Responses to the survey that was live on this page in March have been saved and will form part of the final report. Stay tuned here for updates on future planning and opportunities to weigh-in as they become available.

Geotechnical Assessment Underway
To further assess the feasibility of tunneling options under consideration, the CVRD is undertaking geotechnical work including hydrogeological asessment in the Lazo/Butchers Road area, beginning June 15 for roughly two weeks. Please contact engineeringservices@comoxvalleyrd.ca with any questions about this work.


Please note: Public consultation on the Comox Valley Sewer Service LWMP is currently on hold. See update below.

Sewer Planning: Public Engagement on Hold

The Comox Valley Sewer Service, which treats wastewater, or raw sewage, from homes and businesses in Courtenay, Comox and K’ómoks First Nation, needs a long-term plan that will help the Comox Valley Regional District plan for the future.

JUNE 2020 UPDATE:
Public engagement on the future of the service has been rescheduled to the fall in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This decision was made to ensure the community can focus on the current public health issues, and that the quality of public consultation on this important issue isn’t compromised.

Engagement – including the re-launch of an online survey on the shortlist of conveyance options (pipes and pump stations) is targeted for late summer. Responses to the survey that was live on this page in March have been saved and will form part of the final report. Stay tuned here for updates on future planning and opportunities to weigh-in as they become available.

Geotechnical Assessment Underway
To further assess the feasibility of tunneling options under consideration, the CVRD is undertaking geotechnical work including hydrogeological asessment in the Lazo/Butchers Road area, beginning June 15 for roughly two weeks. Please contact engineeringservices@comoxvalleyrd.ca with any questions about this work.


  • Sewer Service Planning: Public Consultation Postponed

    3 months ago

    The Comox Valley Sewage Commission has approved plans to reschedule public engagement on the future of the Comox Valley Sewer Service, as the community adjusts to a new normal amidst COVID-19 mitigation measures. Consultation will now take place in the fall, when it’s hoped the community can participate with more interest and capacity.

    The revised schedule will include online and open house consultation through the month of September, with the goal of staff providing a recommended option, based on the public and technical experts’ feedback, to the sewage commission in November 2020.

    Read the full Press Release here: Sewer Service Consultation Postponed.

    The Comox Valley Sewage Commission has approved plans to reschedule public engagement on the future of the Comox Valley Sewer Service, as the community adjusts to a new normal amidst COVID-19 mitigation measures. Consultation will now take place in the fall, when it’s hoped the community can participate with more interest and capacity.

    The revised schedule will include online and open house consultation through the month of September, with the goal of staff providing a recommended option, based on the public and technical experts’ feedback, to the sewage commission in November 2020.

    Read the full Press Release here: Sewer Service Consultation Postponed.

  • Sewage Commission Moves Long List Forward

    over 1 year ago

    At their March 12 meeting, the Comox Valley Sewage Commission adopted the long list of options for conveyance, treatment and resource recovery in the sewage planning process underway now. A staff report, which included recommendations based on feedback from the public and technical advisory committees, outlined the full list of options that will be considered.

    Information sheets on the long list options are available in the documents section of this page (in right-hand column of webpage).

    The long list will now go through a review process with technical consultants and public and technical advisory committees, who will consider the agreed-upon...

    At their March 12 meeting, the Comox Valley Sewage Commission adopted the long list of options for conveyance, treatment and resource recovery in the sewage planning process underway now. A staff report, which included recommendations based on feedback from the public and technical advisory committees, outlined the full list of options that will be considered.

    Information sheets on the long list options are available in the documents section of this page (in right-hand column of webpage).

    The long list will now go through a review process with technical consultants and public and technical advisory committees, who will consider the agreed-upon goals and objectives of the planning process to identify a short list. Stay tuned for more information about how you can be involved in reviewing the short list.

    For more information, read the staff report here.

  • Goals and Objectives Adopted by Sewage Commission

    over 1 year ago

    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.

    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.

  • Long List Information Sessions and Online Review of Options Complete

    over 1 year ago

    The public review process for the long list of options is now complete. The Public Advisory Committee is now reviewing the input provided and will recommend a long list of options to the Sewage Commission on March 12. These recommendations, and the feedback received from the public, will be posted here following that meeting.

    Results at a glance:

    - 497 visits to this project page

    - 111 views of the survey to review the draft long list of options in more detail

    - 19 survey comments received about the draft long list

    - 7 additional ideas for the long list...

    The public review process for the long list of options is now complete. The Public Advisory Committee is now reviewing the input provided and will recommend a long list of options to the Sewage Commission on March 12. These recommendations, and the feedback received from the public, will be posted here following that meeting.

    Results at a glance:

    - 497 visits to this project page

    - 111 views of the survey to review the draft long list of options in more detail

    - 19 survey comments received about the draft long list

    - 7 additional ideas for the long list posted to our Ideas tab

    - 56 attendees participated in our information sessions in Courtenay and Comox

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

    almost 2 years ago

    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.


    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.