Updated Sewer Plans and Cost Estimates Available at Open House

Revised plans, new reduced cost estimates and plans for a possible June referendum will all be on the agenda at the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)’s next south sewer project open house, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23.

The event will be held at the Union Bay Community Hall (5401 S. Island Hwy.) from 4 to 7 p.m. and will include a presentation by the project team at 5 p.m. Residents are invited to drop in at any time to review informational boards, share feedback or ask questions of the project staff and engineering consultants who will be on hand.

“There’s been a lot of progress on this important community infrastructure project and there’s good news to share in terms of revised cost and opportunities for input,” said Bruce Jolliffe, Chair of the CVRD’s board of directors and director for Baynes Sound-Denman Hornby Islands (Area ‘A’). “We encourage everyone to come out to learn more, ask questions and share their comments.”

The project team will be updating the community on the revised project scope, current cost estimates, and PPP Canada funding. They’ll also be seeking input from the community about proposed locations for the wastewater treatment plant and pump stations and a possible referendum to allow the project to stay on the required timeline. A newsletter with more details is available at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/southregionlwmp under the “How to Keep Informed” tab.

“Hearing from the community about the plan moving forward will be critical to this project’s success,” said Kris La Rose, CVRD’s manager of liquid waste planning. “We have a great opportunity now with strong funding support, but it will mean having to move quickly to meet important deadlines.”

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media Contact:
Kris La Rose, P. Eng.
Manager of Liquid Waste Planning
Tel:  250-871-6100