The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Village of Cumberland south sewer project is taking a major step forward with a contribution of $17 million from the Government of Canada through the Gas Tax Fund. The project is a joint initiative between the CVRD, the Village of Cumberland and K’ómoks First Nation, working toward the common goal of providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective sewer treatment as these communities grow.
“Infrastructure improvements that create jobs, protect the environment and promote sustainable growth are a priority for our Government,” said the Honourable John Duncan, MP for Vancouver Island North. “This new wastewater treatment project is great news for the entire Comox Valley. It’s an investment for long-term economic growth and prosperity in our growing Island communities.”
To help protect the waterways surrounding Baynes Sound, stage one of the project will include building the treatment plant and collection system to address the failing septic systems in the core areas of Union Bay and Royston along with addressing wastewater treatment issues in Cumberland.
“The CVRD, along with the Village of Cumberland, our co-applicant, and in partnership with the K’ómoks First Nation, welcome this news for residents who have been living with failing septic infrastructure,” said CVRD chair Edwin Grieve. “The project will utilize a combination of innovative policy and technology to create a sustainable and efficient sewer collection and treatment solution.”