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The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) manages six different water systems in the region.
The BCOB Water Local Service Area is owned and operated by the CVRD. It consists of three groundwater wells, one river infiltration gallery, two reservoirs, one pump station and a treatment facility that provides water to approximately 2,200 area residents.
The CVRD has been working to assess the capacity of existing infrastructure and identify necessary capital improvements. The CVRD is also investigating alternative water sources in the hopes of improving the capacity of the system.
Reservoirs: Macaulay Road and Kelland Road reservoirs
Pump Stations: Black Creek pump station supplies water to fill the Kelland Road reservoir
Treatment Facility: Utilizes chlorine and ultraviolet light and is located near the source in Oyster River Nature Park
The Comox Valley Water System serves approximately 50,000 residents (or 16,000 connections). Water from Comox Lake is currently drawn from the Puntledge River, and flows through a network of reservoirs, pumping stations and transmission mains/pipes. The CVRD supplies bulk water to distribution systems operated by the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and the Comox Valley Water Local Service Area.
The Comox Valley Regional District manages the Denman Island Water Local Service Area which provides water to 24 properties (approx. 50 residents) and is connected to the Graham Lake Water Local Service Area’s distribution system. Water in the system is sourced from Graham Lake.
The CVRD manages the Graham Lake Water Local Service Area which provides water to 67 properties (approx. 150 residents). Water in the system is drawn from Graham lake via a 700m transmission line to a treatment facility before being pumped into the distribution system.
The Comox Valley Regional District manages the Royston Water Local Service Area, which provides water to approximately 900 connections (2,000 residents) and is connected to the Village of Cumberland’s water distribution system. Water in the system is sourced from five lakes located in the Cumberland Creek and Perseverance Creek sub-watersheds, as well as a ground source at Coal Creek Historic Park.
The Union Bay Water Local Service Area provides water to approximately 690 properties (1,500 residents) in the community. Water in the system is drawn from Langley Lake via a two-kilometer transmission line and treated at a multi-barrier water filtration plant.