Preparatory Drilling in community for the Sewer Conveyance Project

The CVRD will undergo borehole drilling work along select sections of Comox Road, as well as partial sections on roadways in the Town of Comox that have been identified for the sewer upgrade route beginning November 28 for a duration of three to four weeks.

The drilling work is the first phase of the Sewer Conveyance Project and is a critical process to confirm the presence or absence of archaeological material within areas of high archaeological potential before the new pipes can be laid down.

Traffic disruptions will occur while roadways are reduced to single lane, alternating traffic during the week from Monday to Saturday from approximately 7:30 am to 6 pm. Drilling will only be conducted in one roadway section at a time.

“The sewer project is within culturally sensitive areas and this drilling allows us to assess archaeological site boundaries within the project footprint to ascertain the extent of disturbance and presence of any significant deposits.” said Russell Dyson, CAO of the Comox Valley Regional District. “This is an important part of responsible stewardship of the land and will ensure we can mitigate any risk of encountering culturally significant materials during construction.”

Details of the borehole drilling schedule is available at

Map of Drilling Along Sewage Conveyance Route




















About the Project

The Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Project is a multi-year construction project that will replace the pipes and upgrade the pump stations that move more than 14,000 cubic metres of raw sewage each day. This is a significant and complex project that starts at the Courtenay Pump Station and moves through K’ómoks First Nation land, downtown Comox and the Lazo Road area to the Comox Valley Water Pollution Control Centre (Sewage Treatment Plant) on Brent Road. There are construction impacts, traffic impacts and archaeological considerations. The CVRD is working with many jurisdictions and partners to deliver this project smoothly and efficiently and minimize impacts where possible.

Moving Forward

A key part of the sewer conveyance planning has been dedicated to stakeholder engagement and input from the community. We encourage the public to engage through the project page at, subscribe to our mailing list to receive current, timely and important updates, and to follow us on social media for upcoming consultation opportunities, project developments and traffic reports.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contact:

Mary Lee
Community Engagement Specialist
Tel: 250-898-3726

Kris La Rose
Senior Manager of Water / Wastewater Services
Tel: 250-334-6083