Next Steps for Comox No. 2 Pump Station Available at June 21 Open House

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) invites the public to learn more about the much-needed Comox No. 2 pump station project at a drop-in open house on Tuesday, June 21.

The open house will provide an overview of the project to date, the reasons for it proceeding, an update on current planning status, and a summary of information that is still needed and next steps for CVRD engineering staff.

“We know community interest in this pump station is very high for residents living in the Croteau Beach neighbourhood. However, there is also a need for all residents throughout Courtenay and Comox to better understand why this new infrastructure is needed to accommodate increased demand and protect the sensitive natural environment currently at risk,” said Barbara Price, CVRD’s sewage commission chair.

The pump station, which is proposed to be sited on a property on Beech Street, is needed to accommodate the rerouting of a wastewater forcemain currently running along Willemar bluff. It is set out as a key priority in the CVRD’s sewer master plan.

The open house will be held at the CVRD’s boardroom (550B Comox Rd., Courtenay) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from all areas are welcome to stop in at any time to review information and ask questions of the staff team and engineering and environmental consultants. For more information on the Comox No. 2 pump station and the open house, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/comox2pumpstation

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.

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Media contact:
Barbara Price – Chair
Comox Valley Sewage Commission
to arrange an interview, contact Teresa Warnes, 250-334-6008 

Technical inquiries:
Marc Rutten
Comox Valley Regional District
General Manager of Engineering Services
Tel: 250-334-6080