The Town of Comox collects sanitary sewage and conveys it to lift stations operated by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). These stations further convey the sewage to the Comox Valley Water Pollution Control Centre in Cape Lazo.
This treatment facility serves the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay, K’ómoks First Nation, and Canadian Forces Base (19 Wing Comox).
Comox Valley Sewer Service Planning Update - September 2020
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) re-launched public consultations related to the long-term planning for the Comox Valley Sewer Service.
The Comox Valley Sewer Service provides the regional collection and treatment for raw sewage (wastewater) from Comox, Courtenay and K’ómoks First Nation. This system currently includes a sewer pipe located along Balmoral Beach (Willemar Bluffs) that is vulnerable to damage by waves, rocks and logs – and poses an environmental risk to the beaches and waters throughout Baynes Sound.
A long-term plan that will accommodate the community’s growth and enable this at-risk pipe to be relocated is required.
The long-term sewer service plan the CVRD is working on is called a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP).
Comox residents have additional reasons to pay attention to these options. Along with the other service members, Comox taxpayers will contribute to the cost of any upgrades. However, all potential routes will pass through downtown Comox which means an added burden of construction impacts for those moving through and living in this area.
If you have any questions about the options or status of this project, please contact the CVRD via email or at 250-334-6056.