Around Town: CVRD updating development cost charges for water and sewer systems

May 11, 2017

Developers and land use consultants are invited to an information session about proposed bylaw changes for changes to the DCC’s. for water and sewer systems. Increases are proposed in most sectors.

The Comox Valley Regional District is proposed changes to water and sewer system development cost charges, and will hold a public information session Thursday May 25, 2017.

Proposed rates for sewer include: Single Family: $6,941 up from $5,980, Multi Family: $5,687/unit up from $4,984/unit. Congregate Care Facility: $3,062/unit up from $2,492/unit. Industrial/Public Utility: $126,882/ha up from $59,804/ha. Decreases are proposed for the commercial and institutional sectors.

For more information on the proposed sewer rates, visit this link.

Proposed rates for the water system include: Single Family: $3,911 up from, $3,702. Multi Family: $3,199/unit up from, $3,086/unit. Congregate Care Facility: $1,722/unit up from $1,543/unit. Industrial/Public Utility: $71,372/ha up from $37,027/ha. Commercial: $13.80/m2 up from $10.80/m2. Institutional $15.10/m2 up from $10.80/m2.

For more information on the proposed water rates, visit this link.

The CVRD board will vote on the proposed changes in June, 2017, with a final bylaw update and implementation expected in the Fall of 2017. In-stream developments which pay DCCs at subdivision and have approval to proceed prior to that date are charged at the old rate.

When: Thursday, May 25 at 3:00 pm (presentation at 3:15 pm)
Where: Comox Valley Regional District Boardroom 600 Comox Road, Courtenay

For more information:

Kris La Rose, Senior Manager of Water/Wastewater Services
Phone: 250.334.6083

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