Why you should get involved
You might be thinking, why should I care how the Comox Valley collects, treats and disposes of its sewage? We admit, it’s not a sexy topic.
But this isn’t just about poop. It’s about the elected officials that make the Valley’s critical sewerage system decisions, and holding them accountable for decisions that acknowledge our social and environmental values, and fiscal responsibility. It’s about protecting the K’omoks estuary and the world famous shellfish harvested throughout Baynes Sound. It’s about recognizing how sea level rise and the increasing frequency and severity of winter storms will impact our shorelines. It’s about good governance — the public’s access to information and the willingness of elected officials to listen to their whole community.
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?read more
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 periodsread more
For nearly three years, a group of rural Comox Valley citizens has warned the Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission about the environmental and financial risks of building a sewage pump station on a small Croteau Beach lot. They’ve spent their own money on independent...read more
That the Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission shelved its multi-million dollar sewerage project this summer comes as no surprise. For nearly two years, Comox Valley citizens have implored the commission and regional district engineers to consider less expensive and more...read more