LETTER: Greater Victoria’s proposed sewage pipeline problematic since day one

LETTER: Greater Victoria’s proposed sewage pipeline problematic since day one

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The Grange Road Tree Preservation Society are justified in questioning the District of Saanich’s acquiescence to the Capital Regional District, whose proposed residual solids conveyance line from the wastewater treatment plant in Esquimalt has been blighted from day one.

Originally, a sewage sludge pressure pipeline was to be buried with minimal disturbance to the surrounding residential properties, and to terminate at a property adjacent the E&N rail corridor, a kilometer or so away.

This pipeline proposal grew in length to 18 km, and now we are told it will be 19 km. Considering the fact that the Greater Victoria Wastewater Treatment Project is supposed to improve the environment, how is the proposal to destroy the urban tree canopy such a good idea?

P.W. Bailey

Saanich