Affluent effluent too rich for Colwood majority

In West Shore community, a large majority of residents are on a septic, not sewerage system

It about time Colwood city council takes a courageous stand and protects residents from this sewage treatment funding idiocy initiated by the Friends of Mr. Floatie.

Currently, the majority of Colwood ratepayers are wholly responsible for our own sewage treatment.

We own, operate and maintain highly efficient septic systems, and we’ll do so well into the foreseeable future.

Why anyone in their right mind would hold the opinion that septic system owners should face a potentially massive tax increase to support a system that we will never be connected to is staggering.

Coun. Judith Cullington says, “(We’ll) look at opportunities for smaller, localized treatment plants and kind of address new development as it comes on board.

That’s certainly not a done decision, but that’s certainly what we heard from people.”

My question to Cullington, why isn’t this a done decision?

Let the sewage system users and future developers pay for any projected increase in capacity.

It’s their issue. Their affluent effluent is far too rich for the rest of us.

Mike McBride


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