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Medical Health Officer calls for valley water filtration system

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A call for a water filtration system in the Comox Valley from North Island Medical Health Officer Doctor Charmaine Enns, at a recent presentation to the CVRD water committee.

Doctor Enns says this winter’s lengthy boil water advisory involved sustained and elevated turbidity.

Recent projections peg the cost of a water filtration system at anywhere between 50 and 70-million dollars, but Enns says there are costs involved when it comes to providing good reliable water.

So the bottom line from Doctor Enns, a safe and consistent supply of water doesn’t come cheap…

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The Comox Valley Regional District has now decided to fire off an application for gas tax funding for the design and installation of a water filtration plant.

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