Boil Water Notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice effective immediately.   

Due to the intense rainfall experienced last week, turbidity levels have risen in both Comox Lake and the Puntledge River. High turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water for the 45,000 residents served by the Comox Valley water system.

All users of the Comox Valley water system are instructed to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil. Those areas affected by this boil water notice are the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas. (Please note: this boil water notice does not affect residents in the Village of Cumberland, Royston, Sandwick water system users, or those connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water supply system).  

For updated information and resources on the boil water notice, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil and www.viha.ca/mho/water/boil_water and click on “what to do during a Boil Water Notice”.

To register for text message or voice mail notifications about boil water notices and other emergency notifications visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/getnotified. Remember to choose both the community in which you live and the Comox Valley Water Supply System (boil water) notification lists. No access to a computer? You can also register by calling 250-334-6057.

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 Contacts:

Media questions about the Comox Valley water system:

Media questions about public health:

Mike Herschmiller

Manager, Water Services

Comox Valley Regional District

Tel: 250-334-6023

Valerie Wilson

Director, Communications and Engagement

Island Health

Tel: 250-739-6303
valerie.wilson@viha.ca