Update: July 26th at 2:00pm
- Thanks to a strong team effort, the Water Services team have installed the water system bypass where the water leak was identified.
- After the bypass was installed, water flow out of the treatment plant almost halved, highlighting the direct cause of the increased water usage.
- Repairs will be underway soon and should be completed next week, barring any equipment and parts delays.
- In the interim, the much smaller size bypass pipe means this will affect capacity efforts, so the Stage 3 Water Restriction in the Black Creek-Oyster Bay area will remain in place.
We will update you once it’s appropriate for the restriction to be rescinded. Thank you to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay community for your patience and cooperation while we work towards a solution.
July 20, 2022
The Comox Valley Regional District Engineering Department has identified a major leak in the Black Creek-Oyster Bay (BCOB) Water System. A portion of cement piping adjacent to the treatment plant has cracked and will require extensive repair. As a result of the leak, the Comox Valley Regional District will be introducing a Stage 3 Water Restriction in the Black Creek-Oyster Bay area, effective immediately.