The CVRD is pleased to confirm the Government of Canada and Province of BC today committed $62.8 million in federal-provincial funding for a new drinking water treatment system in the Comox Valley Regional District.
The project involves developing a new water treatment system to serve communities in the CVRD, including new intake infrastructure, pumping stations and pipelines, force mains, transmission mains and a filtration facility.
Once complete, the new system will eliminate turbidity related boil water notices and provide clean safe drinking water to 45,000 residents connected to the system including the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the K’òmoks First Nation.
In the interim, installation of temporary UV treatment is expected to reduce boil water notices by about 80 per cent as we await construction of the new water treatment plant.
From left to right: CVRD Chief Administrative Officer, Russell Dyson, CVRD Water Committee Chair, Bob Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Marco Mendicino, K’òmoks First Nation Band Administrator, Tina McLean and Member of Legislative Assembly for Courtenay–Comox, Ronna Rae Leonard. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.