News Comox Valley Water Treatment Project ready for next step SHARE ON: Jon Gauthier, staff Wednesday, May. 15th, 2019 File photo of Comox Lake on August 6th, 2018. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio COMOX VALLEY, B.C – The Comox Valley Regional District has acquired all the necessary funding, land use agreements, and licences for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. In latest Water Treatment Project Update, the Comox Valley Regional District’s water licence application was approved by the province in April, and the district now has licences for the new infrastructure, and additional water to serve the valley over the next 25 years. According to the district, the three pre-qualified design-build proponents will work collaboratively with the Comox Valley Regional District’s project team as they complete their proposals for the end of the month. The CVRD anticipates awarding the contract to the successful proponent in July. Some construction-related activities, such as land clearing, are expected to begin in late 2019 while detailed design is finalized. The project aims to be complete in 2021, and will help eliminate the need for turbidity-related boil water notices, remove the risk of viruses and bacteria in the drinking water, and will provide a secure supply of reliable, high quality drinking water for decades to come. The total cost for the project is estimated is $110 Million. More information on the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project can be found here.