Land-based sewage treatment will create more greenhouse gases

Resource recovery an expensive way to cancel out extra GHGs created

Re: Victoria braces for the big flush (Our View, July 18)

Your view totally misses the most important issue that an additional, land-based sewage treatment plant is just not needed in Victoria.

Several scientists are rightfully skeptical that this sewage treatment plant will provide any measurable improvement in the health of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Such a land-based plant, besides costing so much to build and operate, is only attempting resource recovery because a land-based sewage treatment produces thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases and sewage sludge – which is not produced by our current marine-based system.

Spending even more taxpayer funds to try to reduce the impact of the greenhouse gases and sludge is just not a sustainable approach, when our marine environment can perform its current ecological service as marine treatment of sewage very adequately.

John Newcomb

Saanich

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