The public is being asked to take some time, despite the pandemic, to speak up on how the valley manages its sewage.
The Comox Valley Regional District relaunched its public consultation today on the long-term plan for the Sewer Service, which moves and treats raw sewage from Comox, Courtenay and K’ómoks First Nation.
This system currently includes a raw sewage pipe that is vulnerable to damage by waves, rocks and logs.
It could pollute beaches and waters throughout the Comox Estuary, Point Holmes and the Goose Spit coastline, as well as Baynes Sound.
Three possible new routes are under consideration, ranging from $160 to $210 per year, per household.
Public consultation was postponed in March due to COVID-19, but the RD says we are at a critical stage to discuss how the options under consideration will impact residents.
You can connect to the survey here.