April 24, 2019

A small leak has been identified in the sewer line near the parking area at the bottom of Goose Spit Stairs. A contractor has been brought in to conduct a repair and will begin excavating the area today.  While there is no threat to public safety or the environment, parking and access to Goose Spit will be impacted by the repair.

The leak was identified on April 23, 2019 when wastewater was observed near the parking area the bottom of Goose Spit stairs. The leak was confirmed to be from the recently installed HMCS Quadra forcemain. The HMCS Quadra pump station has been shut down and isolated, the leaked wastewater and surrounding soil has been removed and the area has been made safe.

The full scope of the repair and the timeline is not yet known. The CVRD will release more information as it becomes available. If you plan to use Goose Spit Park, please visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/parksconditions for updates.

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:
Marc Rutten, General Manager
Engineering Services Branch
250-334-6080