Hello, CVRD -
What is IR1?
What are the dates of the consultation meetings that have occurred to date with KFN?
Hello again greendog. IR1 is the reference for the main parcel
of KFN’s reserve lands along Comox Road. The CVRD has ongoing, regular meetings
with KFN representatives, in the same capacity that we do with other levels of
government concerning matters of joint interest. We ask for your patience as we
prepare for the next stage of the LWMP process in the new year.
Please explain the difference between the way First Nations are consulted and the way the non-First Nations public are consulted. Why are the consultations being held separately? What is the weighting applicable to the input from both groups. Will the First Nations consultations be reflected in reports uploaded to the CVRD's website, akin to what has been done to date with regard the PAC/TAC Meeting Minutes?
Hello greendog - Engagement with the K’ómoks First Nation is a
government-to-government consultation, and is a process separate from the
consultation with stakeholder groups. As most of the conveyance options being
examined require infrastructure to be installed through KFN land on IR1,
understanding KFN’s concerns and requirements is critical to obtain permission
to construct a pipe through this area. A summary of these discussions will be
included in planning reports moving forward.
When is the public going to be made privy to the current status of this process?
Thanks for your interest in the LWMP process. The current status as posted remains the same – the long list is in review. We are currently consulting with our First Nations partners regarding the long list of options and their feedback will inform the PAC/TAC’s review and ultimately the sewage commission’s decision. We have another meeting scheduled with our Technical and Public Advisory Committees next month and expect to be back before the public with an update/next steps in the new year.
Who will pay for the new sewer upgrades. As a resident of area C and not able to hook up to the system do my tax dollars help pay for this work?
Hello Jeff - Only Comox and Courtenay
residents pay for the Comox Valley sewer system. Area C residents pay only the user fees to dispose
of liquid waste from their septic systems at the treatment plant. Let us know if you have any other questions,
When will Knight road be hooked up to sewer?
There are currently no plans to extend the Comox
Valley sewerage service into this area. Do you live in this area? Is this
something you would like to see?
I live at Cape Lazo where the pipes will extend. I swim there all summer. How can you insure of the quality of the water will continue to be safe with additional sewage . To what levels will water be treated?
I do support sewage treatment and believe it is time to include parts of electoral Area B in treatment plans
Hello Denise The outfall pipe from the wastewater treatment plant
currently extends 3 km off of Cape Lazo, discharging water at a depth of 60m.
Wastewater moves through four steps of treatment at our plant and meets (exceeds) provincial regulations. There are
robust monitoring programs in place by the CVRD, and provincial government
monitoring ensures that the CVRD’s license requirements are being met and the
water being released will not cause harm to the environment (and the people in
it). Part of this planning process now underway will be considering how this
treatment plant will continue to be effective as the community grows. Watch for
updates here, or please feel free to attend one of our sessions to learn more!
Will the forum include discussions on sewer for area B?
Hello. These sessions are focused on the current sewer service area of Courtenay and Comox. Do you live in Area B? Is sewer service something you'd like to see there?
Will there be handouts at the early November information services? If so, will they be made available in some fashion to those who are unable to attend either day?
Yes, we'll have information displays about the sewer service and liquid waste management plan along with some handouts for people to take home. We'll make sure to post them here too so everyone can see.
Where is the outflow pipe located and how far does it extend into the ocean?
outfall from the treatment plant extends three kilometres into Cape Lazo,
releasing treated, clean water at a depth of 60m.
Does this process apply to only C/C or does it involve a LWMP for all areas? I am from Union Bay...I would like info on the plan for our area
particular planning process is specifically for the Courtenay/Comox service
area. The LWMP for the south region was started in 2016 but put on hold when a
referendum on the proposed solution did not pass. The CVRD is planning to restart
that planning process. Watch ConnectCVRD for more!
What are the most significant barriers to the SSSP? I thought the study's have been done and funding is there. Why is Royton not getting the services they should?
there – the most immediate barrier to the south sewer project was the
referendum held in June 2016 which did not receive support from property owners
and residents in the proposed service area . This meant the funds needed to
supplement the available grant funding for the system’s construction could not
be borrowed by the CVRD. As a result, the deadlines for the grant funds could
not be met, and the project was put on hold. However, Directors with the sewage
commission recently agreed to consider receiving wastewater from this area and
the CVRD is planning to restart the south region liquid waste management
planning process for the area - we'll share more information out timing as it becomes available.
What are the plans for connecting to the sewer system for tartan rd?
There are currently no
plans to extend sewer service in this area. Do
you live in this area? Is this something you would like to see? Feel free to post to the discussion forum too!