Water Quality and Reports

Drinking water is tested regularly to ensure it meets Canadian drinking water guidelines. In order to ensure its ongoing quality, the CVRD continues to upgrade the existing treatment and distribution systems. In 2005, the CVRD completed an advanced chlorination station on Powerhouse Road to disinfect drinking water for the Comox Valley Water System.

What do we do to our water? We add small amounts of chlorinated gas to our water to ensure it is suitable to drink. The Ministry of Health requires a level of chlorine in all drinking water between .25 and .3 parts per million. Each year we do an analysis of the water that covers all Canadian drinking water guidelines. At the moment we aim to achieve 0.5mg per litre, of free chlorine residual in water samples taken at the ends of each the system.


Water Reports

Annual Water Reports

Comox Valley Water System

Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water LSA

Royston Water LSA

Denman Island Water LSA

Other Reports and Studies

Comox Valley Water System

Water Strategy Reports