The current method of pumping sewage out to sea was not found to impact on the marine environment
BBC News, 16 December 2011
Guernsey does not need to build a full sewage treatment plant, according to a report into the impact of pumping the waste out to sea.
UK firm Metoc investigated the potential cost and benefits of additional sewage treatment.
It found a treatment plant, estimated at a cost of £100m over 25 years, would provide no environmental benefit.
Brownhoff: McLoughlin Point represents the most comprehensive, intelligent and responsible site for secondary sewage treatment in the core area of the CRD [...]
The draft Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations were Gazetted in March 2010 with a period of 60 days allowed for public comment. That period expires on May 10. Persons with an interest in this issue are urged to make their opinions known before that rapidly-approaching deadline. The document, with a lengthy preamble spinning the proposal as good for everybody plus information on how to Email your comments, can be found at: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2010/2010-03-20/html/reg1-eng.html [...]
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. [...]