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 [...]
In September 1994, the B.C./Washington marine science panel released its report, based on the input of dozens of marine scientists on both sides of the border ..finding the impact of Victoria’s sewage discharge is negligible. [...]
Victoria politician, former environment minister & champion for a rational approach to sewage treatment, David Anderson has been named to the Order of Canada [...]
Feds Still Onside With Funding CRD Sewage Projects
Andrea Boyes, CFAX 1070, Jun 2, 2010
Federal support for a new sewage system in the CRD is not waning, this from Canada’s Treasury Board president.
Speaking to Frank Stanford on CFAX 1070 Wednesday Stockwell Day says the Federal Government has been ‘front and centre’ on this project for a long time.
“there’s been some elements of it, that we’ve been waiting for more details on, and as you know, it’s a [...]
An organization devoted to stopping Victoria’s plans for sewage treatment says it would be a bad idea even if it was free. [...]
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. [...]
When the province mandated in 2006 that the region have secondary sewage treatment by 2016, it asked for several things. They include having a system that involves some sort of resource recovery from the wastewater, flexibility to accommodate and encourage future innovation and that the lowest-cost approach be examined, said board member Vic Derman, a Saanich councillor. [...]