Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Installation of UV equipment to significantly reduce boil water notices

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is moving forward with the installation of temporary Ultraviolet (UV) treatment that is expected to reduce boil water notices by approximately 80%. The UV system will be operational in February 2018 and is considered an interim measure until the new water treatment plant is built. Once the plant is operational in 2021, turbidity related boil water notices will be eliminated completely.

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CVRD Shows Appreciation for Comox Valley Transit Riders

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will greet morning commuters with hot beverages and festive treats on December 8th in celebration of Transit Rider Appreciation Day.

“Regular bus riders are the backbone of our transit system,” said Michael Zbarsky, CVRD’s Manager of Transit and Sustainability. “They are leading the way in our community by proving transit can be a viable option to get to work, school, shopping or other activities. And we want to show riders we value their commitment to our transit system.”

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Goose Spit road work finished: Forcemain replacement complete

Construction is complete on a new forcemain and no further traffic disruptions are expected in Goose Spit Park as the HMCS Quadra Forcemain Replacement Project wraps up.
Construction restarted in September to replace a forcemain running through the Comox Estuary that was 60+ years old and was at risk of failure. Once pump station upgrades are complete at HMCS Quadra, the old pipe will no longer be in use – eliminating a significant risk to the area’s natural environment.

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Service provider agreement in place for Mount Washington fire protection

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board has approved the Oyster River Fire Rescue department as the fire protection service provider for the Mount Washington resort community.

The development of a fire service on Mount Washington was identified as a strategic priority of the CVRD board when the Mount Washington fire protection service was established following a successful referendum in September 2016.

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Boil Water Notice lifted for users of the Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately.

Following daily sampling and regular monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place on November 19, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is now safely within provincial drinking water guidelines.

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Boil Water Notice in effect for Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice effective immediately.

Due to intense rainfall in the Comox Lake watershed, turbidity levels have risen in both Comox Lake and Puntledge River. A boil water notice is necessary during these conditions because high turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water for the 45,000 residents served by the Comox Valley water system.

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CVRD Board Elects Bruce Jolliffe as Chair

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board of directors has elected Bruce Jolliffe as chair and Bob Wells has been elected as vice-chair for 2018.

The CVRD board is made up of municipal council members who are elected from their respective councils and elected representatives from the region’s electoral areas. The CVRD board elects its chair and vice-chair position each year.

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