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.
Letters are flying between the “fed up” Curtis Road residents and the Comox Valley Regional District over odour, drinking water wells and other issues emanating from the Brent Road sewage treatment plant
Plagued by the odours of sewage from Courtenay and Comox residents for 34 years, the residents of Curtis Road returned to the regional sewage commission this week hoping for resolutions to their concerns, which they say now includes a threat to their drinking water wells and a visual blight on their neighborhood
The Curtis Road Residents Association will press the Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission again next week, this time on policy issues related to their decades-long battle to eliminate unpleasant odours from the system’s sewage treatment plant
Another group of rural Comox residents have asked for representation on the Comox Valley Sewage Commission; Ken Grant calls out former Area B director for not factual statements
Curtis Road residents have asked the Courtenay-Comox Sewer Commission to reassess its plan for future odour controls and the need for a second equalization basin. They also want Host Community Compensation
Less than a year after the Comox-Courtenay Sewer Commission abandoned its patchwork plan to prevent leakage from large pipes that run through the K’omoks estuary and along Point Holmes beaches, a new, comprehensive Liquid Waste Management Plan is emerging that considers climate change and moves the entire conveyance system onto an overland route.
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