Upcoming Fire Protection Upgrades in Courtenay’s Sandwick Water Area

July 17, 2023

Fire protection upgrades are coming to a north Courtenay neighbourhood. Contractors working on behalf of the City of Courtenay will be installing new fire hydrants, and the upgraded watermains to service these hydrants, in five residential locations this summer throughout the Sandwick water distribution area:

  • Cliffe Road (North Island Hwy Frontage Road) and Cotton Road
  • Oakridge Drive
  • Muir Road and Cherry Ridge Drive
  • Reinhard Place
  • Kirkland Road

Chris Davidson, the city’s Director of Engineering, said the upgrades are necessary for fire protection services in the area. “These upgrades will ensure our water system is meeting regulatory standards for fire safety,” said Davidson. “The upgraded watermains will ensure we have the necessary water flow for the new fire hydrants.”

Construction activities are planned to begin within the coming weeks at the North Island Hwy Frontage Road site and will be contained within the existing municipal road right-of-ways at each of the project sites as work proceeds over the coming weeks. Expect single-lane alternating traffic at each project site while work is underway.

Total project budget is estimated to be approximately $1.58M.

Access to properties at all project sites will be maintained throughout the duration of the work. Schedules will be updated as work progresses, please see our project page at www.courtenay.ca/sandwick for up-to-date project information.

The City thanks area businesses, patrons, and commuters for their understanding during these necessary upgrades. For more information, contact City of Courtenay Engineering Services at 250-703-4838 or email engineering@courtenay.ca