CVRD Moves to Goal-Setting Stage for Long Term Sewer Plan

Planning for the future of the Comox Valley Sewer System in Courtenay and Comox is now underway and the public is being asked to weigh in on the process.

The technical and public advisory committees have met and are now working to set the goals and objectives that will guide the plan. To ensure the process is on the right track, the community is being asked to review and comment on the work completed to date. Two workshops are scheduled for November 27 (Comox Golf Club) and November 28 (The Westerly Hotel), both from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to collect feedback.

“This liquid waste management planning process is important to the future of our critical infrastructure, and we want to make sure the community has as many opportunities as possible to provide feedback that will help shape the outcome of the plan,” said Kris La Rose, Senior Manager of Water and Wastewater Services.

Early in 2018, the Comox Valley Sewage Commission agreed to move forward with a liquid waste management plan for the Courtenay/Comox service. The process looks to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of wastewater conveyance (pipes and pump stations), the treatment plant and opportunities for resource recovery, such as the generation of reclaimed water that could displace the use of some potable water in the community. Public engagement is a key piece of the planning process.

For those unable to attend in person, feedback will also be collected online at

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.

Media contact:

Kris La Rose, Senior Manager
Water and Wastewater Services
Tel: 250-334-6083