600 Comox Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6
Toll free: 1- 800-331-6007
Water emergencies (including Sandwick residents starting January 1) - 1-877-999-2285
November 2, 2016
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a Boil Water Notice effective immediately.
Due to the intense rainfall experienced over the past 24 hours, turbidity levels have risen in both Comox Lake and the Puntledge River. Heavy precipitation is expected to continue over the next several days, keeping turbidity levels elevated. High turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water for the 45,000 residents served by the Comox Valley Water System.
All users of the Comox Valley Water System are instructed to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil. Those areas affected by this boil water notice are the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas. (Please note: this boil water notice does not affect residents in the Village of Cumberland, Royston, Sandwick water system users, or those connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water supply system).
If you have any questions regarding this notice call the CVRD at 250-334-6006. For updated information and resources on the boil water notice, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil.
The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
Kris La Rose
Senior Manager of Water and Wastewater Services
Comox Valley Regional District