Science-based decisions don’t include sewage plan
Times Colonist, Letters, April 20, 2010
It is laudable that, in her support of the NDP’s Climate Change Accountability Act, Victoria MP Denise Savoie has stated that: “It is based on science-based targets, not politically watered-down ones.”
Savoie also supports the stance of the province and the Capital Regional District that Victoria needs a secondary sewage-treatment system.
Their stance, however is politically motivated, not science-based.
A multitude of marine scientists, wastewater engineers, and past and present public health officers confirm that the ocean currents flowing past Victoria are so rich in oxygen and micro-organisms that our sewage is quickly digested into the food chain with no evidence of harm to human health or the environment, a science-based fact that is expected to continue for decades to come.
To maintain her credibility, Savoie needs to apprise herself of the science- based facts as to why Victoria does not need to replace its system of natural sewage treatment.
Then she can defend all Victorians from the CRD’s unnecessary plan to build a secondary sewage-treatment system, a billion-dollar sewage boondoggle that promises to dwarf the FastCat fiasco and rob funds from necessities such as health care and education.