Category: Comox Valley Regional District

CVRD invites public to weigh in on sewer planning process

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is embarking on a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) for Courtenay and Comox and the public is invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the future of sewer services in those communities.

The LWMP process looks to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of wastewater for Courtenay and Comox including, conveyance (pipes and pump stations) and the treatment plant.

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Greenwood Trunk Sewer Line Construction to Begin Next Week

Construction will begin next week on an important stretch of a new gravity main that will reduce pressure on existing sewer service infrastructure.

This new sewer line will direct wastewater from East Courtenay and CFB Comox by gravity flow to an existing sewer trunk main along Knight Road. From there it will flow to the sewage treatment plant located on Brent Road, freeing up capacity at the Courtenay pump station.

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CVRD launching new online engagement tool

Residents are encouraged to register for Connect CVRD to be part of the conversation about CVRD initiatives. All feedback provided through this new tool will be considered and will assist future decision making.

By registering now, residents will be able to participate on available projects. New projects will be incorporated one at a time with announcements on opportunities for consultation as they come available.

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Accessibility highlighted during Access Awareness Day and Commuter Challenge Week

The second annual Comox Valley Commuter Challenge is happening next week and residents can win prizes for taking transit, walking, cycling, carpooling, scootering or working from home at least one day.

On Access Awareness Day the CVRD is inviting residents with mobility issues, scooters or strollers to tour a stationary bus and see how BC Transit is helping to overcome logistical barriers to riding transit. Participants will be welcome to try the ramp and courtesy seating and then provide feedback or ask questions about the new transit features designed to improve the rider experience.

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions in effect May 28 to June 1 during repairs of BC Hydro Penstock

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 Water Restrictions for a five day period beginning Monday, May 28. During this time BC Hydro will be draining their Penstock for unplanned repairs and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will need to move to its emergency back-up pump station to draw water from the Puntledge River. This equipment does not have the capacity to meet peak demand for water in our community without Stage 3 restrictions.

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Value Planning Process recommends some cost improvements and concludes Water Treatment Project is on track

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project has reached its next milestone with the completion of a Value Planning Process. The CVRD will implement several recommended improvements to the project’s scope which will help to make it more cost efficient. These include the selection of direct filtration technology and shifting the raw water pump station closer to Comox Lake.

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Comox Strathcona Waste Management Targets Illegal Dumpers

Earth Week marks the first year milestone of a new Comox Strathcona Waste Management program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region.

Since the launch of the Illegal Dumping Program last year, 120 illegal dump sites have been reported and dozens of dumpers identified, often resulting in tickets being issued. As the majority of the dump sites identified were in the Comox Valley, the program will now turn its focus to Campbell River and the surrounding communities for the next phase of education.

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