A gross misuse of a public treasure — and a wasteful system to boot
John Motherwell, PEng.
John Motherwell, Bob Furber and Alex Murdoch, Special to Times Colonist, September 23, 2010
Capital Regional District board chairman Geoff Young defended the choice of McLoughlin Point as the site of a sewage treatment plant, citing “significant resource recovery, lower cost and reduced impacts on neighbourhoods” plus “social, economic and environmental sustainability.”
We disagree, and support Esquimalt council in its call for [...]
Discussion of CRD staff recommendation to adopt a commission-type governance model to oversee the construction of the secondary sewage treatment plant was sidelined before it even started. [...]
Brownhoff: McLoughlin Point represents the most comprehensive, intelligent and responsible site for secondary sewage treatment in the core area of the CRD [...]
CRD backs down on Haro Woods sewage plant, drops project project costs to $782 million
/A\ News, June 9, 2010
SAANICH – The Capital Regional District is backing down on a major part of its secondary sewage treatment plans for the South Island.
And that could save a piece of urban paradise in Saanich and save taxpayers all over the region a lot of money.
The pretty picturesque area known the Haro Woods near UVic are neither parkland nor [...]
CRD – Step in the right direction
Congratulations to the CRD’s Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee for finally acting to correct some of the most glaring flaws in the proposed Waste Water Treatment System. Now that it has begun to re-examine its plans with a critical eye one can hope that yet more changes are in the works.
For over a year, critics have been pointing out the absurdity of the proposed Saanich East plant which, at enormous [...]
Former MP David Anderson doubts the provincial and federal governments will come up with their share of the almost $1 billion for a regional sewage-treatment plan [...]
No reason to proceed with sewage plan
Times Colonist, April 15, 2010
Saanich Peninsula Sewage Treatment Plant
On April 8, I e-mailed these two fundamental points to the mayors and councillors of Victoria, Oak Bay, Saanich, Esquimalt, Colwood, Langford and View Royal:
1. Six past and present medical health officers have stated that “there is no measurable public health risk from Victoria’s current method of offshore liquid waste disposal.” They are Dr. Richard Stanwick, Dr. John Millar, Dr. [...]