The Comox Valley Regional District is taking next steps to bring community sewer service to Royston and Union Bay and open houses are set for June to update the public on project plans.
The proposed Sewer Extension South Project will move wastewater from homes and businesses in Union Bay and Royston through a new sewer pipe, where it will connect to the Comox Valley Sewer Service, creating a regional approach for the treatment of wastewater. This new regional system will also serve Union Bay Estates and K’ómoks First Nation lands.
Open house attendees can expect to learn about phasing, costs and timelines for a proposed new system. There will be opportunities to speak with members of the project team and provide feedback on critical project components.
There are three opportunities for residents to participate,
An online webinar will take place Wednesday, June 7, noon-1 p.m. Register for the event at engagecomoxvalley.ca/sewerextension
There will also be two in-person open houses.
Tuesday, June 13, 3-5 p.m., Fallen Alders Hall, 3595 Royston Road, Royston
Wednesday, June 14, 5-7 p.m., Union Bay Community Hall, 5401 Island Hwy S, Union Bay
“This project is critical to ensuring the environmental protection of Baynes Sound and key to advancing reconciliation with K’ómoks First Nation, one of our project partners,” said Jesse Ketler, chair of the CVRD. “Our efforts to inform and collaborate with the Provincial government have been successful, and they have awarded a $30 million grant that will help to minimize costs to impacted residents.
“We’re encouraging Royston and Union Bay residents to attend these events to learn more about this important infrastructure planned for their communities.”