With funding secure, land acquisitions complete and a contractor in place, detailed planning and design is now underway for the Water Treatment Project with construction expected to begin in fall 2019.

The project involves developing a new water treatment system to serve communities in the CVRD including new intake infrastructure, pumping stations and pipelines, force mains, transmission mains and a filtration facility.

The $126 million project budget will be covered by reserves and grant funding. Only those connected to the Comox Valley Water System will be responsible for paying for the new system at an average cost estimated at $86 per household per year.

Read about why a new water treatment plant is needed or watch the video below to learn more. Note: Since this video was created the total cost estimate for the project has been increased to $126 million. The reserves contribution has been increased to $38.5 million, and the grant funding total is now $58.5 million. The maximum of $29 million for borrowing will not change, meaning the estimated $86/household per year remains as projected.

Moving forward on Water Treatment

Lyndsay Fraser

External Relations Advisor, Comox Valley Regional District