COMOX VALLEY, B.C. – The Comox Valley Regional District is inviting the public to join the discussion about the local sewer system.

Planning for the future of the Comox Valley Sewer Service is now underway and the public is being asked to weigh in on the process.

The technical and public advisory committees have met and are now working to set the goals and objectives that will guide the plan.

To ensure the process is on the right track, the community is being asked to review and comment on the work completed to date.

Two workshops are scheduled for Nov. 27 (Comox Golf Club) and Nov. 28 (The Westerly Hotel in Courtenay), both from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to collect feedback.

“This liquid waste management planning process is important to the future of our critical infrastructure, and we want to make sure the community has as many opportunities as possible to provide feedback that will help shape the outcome of the plan,” said Kris La Rose, Senior Manager of Water and Wastewater Services.

In winter 2018, the Comox Valley Sewage Commission agreed to move forward with a liquid waste management plan for the Courtenay/Comox service.

The process looks to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of wastewater conveyance (pipes and pump stations), the treatment plant, and opportunities for resource recovery, such as the generation of reclaimed water that could displace the use of some potable water in the community.

According to the CVRD, public engagement is a key piece of the planning process.

For those unable to attend in person, feedback will also be collected online by clicking here.