LETTER: CRD should bring local facilities on board

LETTER: CRD should bring local facilities on board

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has embarked on a solution to population growth within Greater Victoria with the construction of the Core Area Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Esquimalt, and the transfer of semi-digested sewage sludge to the Hartland biodigester plant.

An essential component of this scheme is the Residual Solids Conveyance Line (RSCL), an 18-kilometre long sewage sludge pressure pipeline, from Esquimalt to Hartland in Saanich, and an international engineering organization has been retained for design and construction.

The RSCL is a first for British Columbia (and possibly Canada) and offers an opportunity to participate in the research and basis for design of sewage sludge transmission pipelines. To what extent has the CRD offered the opportunity for University of Victoria and Camosun College to participate in this forefront of environmental sciences?

P.W. Bailey

Saanich