Why you should be interested

You might be thinking, why should I care how Courtenay and Comox collects, treats and disposes of its sewage? Most people never think about this topic. But this isn’t just about poop. It’s about decisions that affect our social and environmental values. It’s about fiscal responsibility. It’s about protecting the K’omoks estuary. It’s about recognizing how sea level rise and the increasing frequency and severity of winter storms will impact our shorelines, where sewer pipes are now located. CVRD engineers for the Courtenay-Comox Sewer Commission have engaged public stakeholders to set new goals and objectives that will guide a planning process for a long term solution.

Long-term wastewater planning underway at CVRD

Critical long-term wastewater infrastructure questions are being asked at the CVRD, among them: Should sewer pipes come out of the K’omoks Estuary? What level of treatment do we want, and how will we meet the long-term growth of the Comox Valley? And, should we be planning to recover our wastewater resource?

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Public panel will help guide new sewerage plan

The new Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Planning Process that will recommend rerouting the pipe carrying Courtenay and Comox sewage to the treatment plant will include public and technical panels, which will be formed this summer; plus, the treatment plant gets an upgrade to eliminate over-capacity at peak periods

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Let our elected officials know how you feel:

Town of Comox:

Russ Arnott, Mayor: rarnott@comox.ca

Alex Bissinger: abissinger@comox.ca

Nicole Minions: nminions@comox.ca

Patrick McKenna:  pmckenna@comox.ca

Ken Grant: kgrant@comox.ca

Maureen Swift: mswift@comox.ca

Stephanie McGowan: smcgowan@comox.ca

City of Courtenay:

Bob Wells, Mayor: bwells@courtenay.ca

David Frisch: dfrisch@courtenay.ca

Doug Hillian: dhillian@courtenay.ca

Wendy Morin: wmorin@courtenay.ca

Mano Theos: mtheos@courtenay.ca

Will Cole-Hamilton: wcolehamilton@courtenay.ca

Melanie McCollum: mmccollum@courtenay.ca

CVRD

Marc Rutten:  mrutten@comoxvalleyrd.ca

Kris LaRose: klarose@comoxvalleyrd.ca