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.
The Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission has taken the first step toward a Comox Valley-wide sewerage system by agreeing to receive and treat wastewater from the fast-growing Royston and Union Bay portions of Electoral Area A.
Delayed by this spring’s COVID-19 virus lockdown, public consultation on the region’s new Liquid Waste Management Plan will begin later this summer
Rural Comox Valley residents have threatened legal action against the Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission over noxious odours emanating from the treatment plant near their homes on Curtis Road
Curtis Road residents have tried protests and lawsuits to eliminate the problem of noxious odours from the Courtenay-Comox sewage treatment plant. Now, they’re trying a collaborative Good Neighbor Agreement
The Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission approved five staff recommendations this week that may result in major changes to the utilities’ governance
Work will begin soon on Cumberland’s new wastewater treatment system after the Village received a $7 million grant from federal and provincial governments
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