October 18, 2016

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice, effective immediately. 

Following daily sampling and regular monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place on October 14, 2016, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is now safely within provincial drinking water guidelines.

Island Health guidelines recommends Comox Valley water system users take the following actions:

  • Flush all water-using fixtures for one minute.
  • Run cold-water faucets and drinking fountains for one minute before      using the water.
  • Drain and flush all ice-making machines in your refrigerator.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water tanks set below 45 C (normal setting is      60 C).
  • Change any pre-treatment filters (under sink style and refrigerator      water filters, carbon block, activated carbon, sediment filters, etc.).

The water that supplies the Comox Valley water system originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 45,000 residents. Those areas affected by the boil water notice were the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas.

For up-to-date information and resources on boil water notices, visit

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.