COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
The CVRD is maintaining its rigorous treatment and operating practices to ensure the Comox Valley Water System is functioning at its regular level. No changes have been made to standards of water treatment and business continuity measures have been implemented to ensure this essential service will not be interrupted during the COVID-19 response.
Work on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project continues with precautions in place to minimize the risks of COVID-19 transmission and illness for workers on site. This is an urgently needed project, which is required to meet provincial standards and ensure clean, dependable drinking water for our community.
Comox Valley Water System
The Comox Valley Water System serves approximately 45,000 people. Water from Comox Lake is currently drawn from the Puntledge River, and flows through a network of reservoirs, pumping stations and transmission mains or pipes. Construction of the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project kicked off in fall 2019 and is well underway. The new system, scheduled for completion in 2021, will comply with the provincial surface water treatment objectives guideline.
The CVRD also operates three other water systems within the Comox Valley and supplies bulk water to distribution systems operated by the City of Courtenay and Town of Comox as well as the Comox Valley Water Local Service Area.