Around Town: Water treatment project at Comox Valley Regional District – Estimated to cost $110 million

November 30, 2017

The infrastructure upgrade for the Comox Valley is one of the largest water projects proposed in BC, as part of a province-wide effort to bring all drinking water systems to current standards.

The Comox Valley water treatment project is one of the largest projects proposed in BC as part of an effort to bring drinking water systems to current standards.

While the provincial Ministry of Health sets drinking water quality policies, each regional health authority works with communities to achieve those objectives. The current treatment project design will feature a filtration plant combined with chlorination.

The construction project will include five major pieces of infrastructure:

  • A new deep-water intake in Comox Lake built a kilometre off shore and 30 metres below low-lake level
  • A new raw water pump station on the shore of the lake
  • A 2.5-kilometre pipe that will transport the water uphill to the site of the new water treatment plant
  • A new filtration plant building, including offices for water treatment staff
  • A five-kilometre pipeline to deliver treated water to the base of the BC Hydro penstock, connecting with the existing system

For more information, contact Charlie Gore, Manager of Capital Projects at:

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