Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

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Did you know that a new water treatment plant for the Comox Valley water system is under development? Elected officials are taking a leadership role and have directed CVRD staff to move forward with the design of a new filtration plant that will meet the province’s surface water treatment requirements and eliminate turbidity related boil water notices in the future.

Why do we need a new water treatment plant?  

Construction of the water treatment plant will begin in 2018, which will be fully operational by 2020. The total cost of upgrading our water system is estimated around $106 million.  Provincial and federal grants will help offset these costs. Grant funding totaling 83% of the costs for the first two phases of the project has already been achieved.

 New Water Treatment Plant Budget

The new Water Treatment Plant is a large project with much planning required. Engineering work on the indicative design of the plant is underway and staff are working to obtain environmental approvals and negotiate water use agreements.

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Timeline
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Background Documents and Links

Comox Lake Water Treatment Options study (Sep 2016)
Comox Lake water treatment options study (Sep 2016) Staff Report [PDF - 467 KB] 
Comox Valley water system bulk water rates (Oct 2016) Staff Report [PDF - 647 KB]
Procurement options analysis (Nov 2016) Staff Report [PDF - 842 KB]