A proposed Comox No. 2 pump station is on hold until options for re-routing the ageing forcemain can be completed.
Comox Valley Regional District’s Sewage Commission agreed to more analysis on what to do with the forcemain on Balmoral Beach.
The CVRD says results of the project’s indicative design and related assessments were provided at the Sewage Commission meeting this week.
The sewage commission learned the estimated cost for a Beech Street pump station is over what was budgeted for, with factors including proposed environmental protection measures.
While they search for more cost effective action, the CVRD reports the forcemain along Balmoral Beach has a lower risk of failure than anticipated.
An investgation update will be available at an open house on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Comox Golf Course starting at 5:00 pm.
“The CVRD committed from the beginning that all potential red flags would be investigated by experts before any construction began,” Comox Valley Sewage Commission Chair Barbara Price said.
“This unanimous decision of the commission shows both our due diligence and commitment to finding the best solution.”
CVRD says the Beech Street Comox No. 2 Pump Station has not been eliminated.
Results of analysis is expected to be available to the commission by early 2019.