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CVRD to host open houses for sewer conveyance project

With significant sewer system upgrades coming to some of the Comox Valley’s busiest roads, information about impacts will be shared this week.

Multiple open houses will be held in Comox and Courtenay to help people get prepared for traffic and construction impacts.

The first will be held on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Red Church in Comox. Thursday will see another open house at the Little Red Church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

An open house on Nov. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. will be held at the Comox Valley Regional District Civic Room on Harmston Avenue in Courtenay.

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A webinar will be held on Nov. 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the CVRD’s website for more information.

The project will route sewer pipes further inland where they will no longer be vulnerable to damage from waves, rocks and logs. The CVRD says it is key to protecting the coastline, resolving environmental risk and preparing for future growth.

CVRD CAO Russell Dyson says the construction will cause many impacts on those living in the area.

“The reality is that anyone who lives, works or travels to or from the K’ómoks First Nation and the Town of Comox will be impacted,” said Dyson. “The CVRD is working with many jurisdictions and partners to deliver this project smoothly and efficiently and minimize impacts where we can.

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“Key to this will be regular and open communication with residents about what to expect during the construction period and how to plan accordingly.”

Construction is supposed to start in summer 2023 and last between 18 and 24 months. The project will also see the installation of roundabouts along with replacing pipes and pump stations. 

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