Shovels ready for start on CV water treatment plant
Cionstruction of the new Comox Valley Water Treatment Project will begin in a few weeks by contractor AECON Water Infrastructure.
A kick-off meeting last month between AECON, Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) staff and K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) paved the way for shovels to hit the ground this October. The official start of construction will be marked by a ceremony with KFN at the site of the new pump station on Comox Lake.
“The plan for the overall site is to draw inspiration from the forest environment and from KFN traditions,” said Charlie Gore, Manager of Capital Projects. “We look forward to working together on making this both the modern operational facility we need, as well as a meaningful one in terms of design and detail.”
The water use agreement with BC Hydro was signed in early-September confirming the long-term supply of water to the system and checking off another key milestone in preparation for work this fall.
“We’ll be hosting an open house in early 2020 to keep the community informed about the construction work, and design of the new system,” said Gore. “Updates on the plan for the trail head, which includes features highlighted in our public engagement process, like a graveled parking area and an accessible outhouse washroom, will be available at this event.”
To learn more about the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project read the latest project update newsletter that is now available online.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
North Island medical professionals will explain how VIHA’s removal of onsite clinical pathologists’ services in Campbell River — and eventually the Comox Valley? — has affected patient care
Racecar testing will continue at Smit Field next to Nymph Falls Nature Park, at least for another season, after Comox Valley rural directors voted 2-1 in favour of a scaled-down temporary use permit
As the Vancouver Island Health Authority reduces health care services to north islanders and deflects accountability, the public looks to the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board for advocacy
Detailed mapping by the Comox Valley Regional District will identify the coastal areas most vulnerable to sea level rise and provide richer data for engineers and future local government regulations and bylaw changes
The climate crisis will force us to produce more food on less land while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. For Bren Smith, director of the non-profit group Greenwave, this transition means expanding our definition of farming to include the ocean