Around Town: Proposed Changes to the Development Cost Charges (DCCs) for Water and Sewer

October 26, 2017

In April 2017, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) completed a technical study to review DCCs for both water and sewer. Koers and Associates completed the study and reviewed population estimates within the serviced communities and upcoming capital projects for the next ten years. Population estimates were determined based on the recently completed DCC Update Studies for both the City of Courtenay and the Town of Comox.

The recommended DCCs from the reports are summarized in the table.

Type of Development Water DCCs Sewer DCCs
Current Rec. Current Rec.
Single Family (/unit) $3,702 3,911 5,980 6,941
Multi Family (/unit) $3,086 3,199 4,984 5,687
Congregate Care (/u) $1,543 1,722 2,492 3,062
Commercial (/m2) $10.8 13.80 34.90 24.50
Institutional (/m2) $10.8 15.10 34.90 26.80
Industrial/Public (/ha) $37,027 71,372 59,804 126,882


The CVRD is seeking input from the construction industry before final adoption. Final adoption of this bylaw is expected as early as the December board meeting. To provide feedback call 250.334.6056 or email Kris La Rose, Senior Manager Water/ Wastewater Services at

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