The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) adopted the Sanitary Sewerage Master Plan in 2011. The plan is one of four major regional planning initiatives and addresses servicing requirements for the existing sewerage service, including collection and wastewater treatment, along with developing options to provide servicing to rural areas within the CVRD.

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Background to the Master Plan

In November 2007, the CVRD commissioned the preparation of a sewerage master plan. A “Request for Proposal” process was used to retain McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. to conduct the plan, and Wedler Engineering LLP was named project manager.

The initial scope for the CVRD Sanitary Sewerage Master Plan was to focus on the established core service area (City of Courtenay and Town of Comox), determine eventual service area population based on growth projections and prepare cost effective options for servicing the area. That scope was expanded in May 2008 to examine the issues with respect to providing sanitary sewerage servicing beyond the City of Courtenay and the Town of Comox. Options were to be developed for providing service to all areas in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) where it was realistic and practical to do so.

The Sanitary Sewerage Master Plan was completed to approximately 95 per cent and then put on hold pending the adoption of the Regional Growth Strategy.

On November 23, 2010, the CVRD Board passed a resolution directing the consultants to finalize the plan. The Sanitary Sewerage Master Plan was received by the committee of the whole on June 14, 2011.