Water Rates Are Increasing in Electoral Areas

Join the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Electoral Area Directors and staff to learn about how and why ageing infrastructure is driving an increase in rates within several local water services areas.

A significant portion of the water system is made up of infrastructure that is approaching the end of its service life and will require replacement in the coming years. The CVRD has completed detailed analysis to develop a replacement schedule and funding model which shows that increased water rates are required in order to ensure system reliability.

“The water systems within the Black Creek-Oyster Bay, Comox Valley, Royston, and Union Bay Water Local Services Areas (WLSA) are made up of infrastructure that is approaching the end of its service life and will require replacement in the coming years, “explains Marc Rutten, General Manager of Engineering Services. “By developing asset management plans and long-term financial models for each service, we were provided a clear picture of the steps necessary to ensure safe, affordable drinking water within our communities for years to come.”

Impacted residents will be receiving letters in their mailboxes with detailed information and invitations to community information sessions happening this month.

JOIN US – Public Information Sessions

Information sessions will be taking place in each WLSA so residents can learn more about infrastructure replacement needs, the current water rate increases and discuss these changes with CVRD staff and Electoral Area Directors.

Service Area Date Time Location
Union Bay WLSA November 23, 2023 5-7 pm Union Bay Community Hall (5401 Island Hwy South)
Royston WLSA November 27, 2023 5-7 pm

Fallen Alders Hall

(3595 Royston Road)

Comox Valley WLSA November 28, 2023 5-7 pm CVRD Civic Room (770 Harmston Avenue)
Black Creek/Oyster Bay WLSA November 30, 2023 5-7 pm Oyster River Fire Hall (2241 Catherwood Road, Black Creek)

For more information visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/waterrates

The Comox Valley Regional District is a partnership 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:

Kris La Rose
CVRD Senior Manager of Water and Wastewater Services