Greenwood Trunk Sewer Connection

Start: 2018 (Options) / 2020 (Construction)

End: May 2022

Last Updated: June 2, 2022

Project Description:

This completed project has increased sewer capacity in East Courtenay for current and anticipated development and includes new sanitary sewer mains off Anderton Road and a new sewer pump station, redirecting substantial sewage flows away from the Courtenay lift station and connecting to an existing section of the Greenwood Trunk Sewer constructed by the Comox Valley Regional District in 2017.

It includes 600 metres of gravel roadway, 3.2 kilometres of pipe, and other supporting works, and will allow three smaller lift stations to be decommissioned.

Originally budgeted for $4.1 million, the project has required two budget reallocations to address the groundwater issues, bringing the total cost to $6.95 million. The City of Courtenay is pursuing all options for cost recovery to offset the additional expense.

$1 million for the project has been provided through Community Works (Gas Tax) Funds.

The contractor mobilized on site in June, 2020 and construction was complete in May 2022. Much of the project occured on private property, with the main construction access to the site via a farm gate on Anderton Road, approximately 50 m north of Hamilton Road. Construction along a 130 m portion of Anderton Road was completed in September.

The construction contract was awarded through an open public competitive tendering process. Leighton Contracting (2009) Ltd. was the successful bidder.

The City of Courtenay obtained all necessary regulatory permits for this project.

Due to the presence of fish-bearing waterways and amphibian habitats through and adjacent to the project, the City of Courtenay and contractors followed a number of measures to protect the environment, including limiting the work to a schedule approved by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to minimize the impact on aquatic life.

Active construction also incorporated a fish and amphibian collection program, as well as active monitoring by registered environmental professionals.

Contact Information

If you have any questions in regards to this project, kindly contact Sean Hayes, AScT, CAPM, Engineering Technologist, City of Courtenay at (250) 334-4441 or

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