East Courtenay Temporary Water Pressure Decrease

March 2, 2016

A large section of East Courtenay will experience a temporary decrease in water pressure on Thursday, March 10 from 9:00 am until approximately 1:00 pm. The area includes the business district at Ryan and Lerwick Roads, Crown Isle Resort, and surrounding residential neighbourhoods. See map below.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is upgrading pumps and a valve in the Courtenay booster station on Ryan Road. The upgrade will ensure adequate water pressure for development in East Courtenay, including the new Comox Valley hospital under construction.

During the upgrade, all customers in the affected area will lose approximately half their normal water pressure. Businesses with fire sprinkler systems may go into a “low pressure alarm”.

The Courtenay booster station will be turned off during the upgrade. During this time, water will be drawn exclusively from the East Courtenay reservoirs. The CVRD has advised they will keep the reservoirs as full as possible to maximize the available water pressure.

For further information, please contact City of Courtenay Engineering at 250-334-4441 or email engineering@courtenay.ca

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