This map from the Capital Regional District shows portions of the route for a pipeline that will carry residuals sewage to Saanich from the future waste water treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt for treatment at a yet-to-be constructed facility at Hartland Landfill. Crews are currently digging holes to test the ground prior to construction of the pipeline.

LETTER: The sewage spiral continues in Greater Victoria

My left brain has been trying to digest the news and comments on the latest sewage decision. I feel for Richard Atwell who has worked hard to try to “fix” the sewage project from the inside. And I agree all the way with James D. Anderson’s Jan. 17 editorial.

Vic Derman always expressed concern that the sewage project was going the wrong way. He would be especially disturbed to see that the same old directors continue to be determined to “get it done”, using the most convoluted design and the lowest level of treatment that our money can buy.

If we must build this unnecessary project, then at least we should maximize the opportunities for innovation. Instead, the folly around the sewage table continues. As a result, the taxpayers in greater Victoria will be mortgaged for generations; notonly for a process that is unlikely to make any measurable difference in the waters of the Salish Sea.

That nail has already been driven. The latest decision ensures that the destiny of sludge remains unknown and will likely result in more environmental harm.

We need to flush these irresponsible politicians in the next municipal election. Refer to Mr. Anderson’s editorial if you want to know who they are. If we, the public, want better decision making, it’s our responsibility to know who’s who on the next ballot.

David Ferguson

Saanich

Just Posted

Victoria shoppers fund Jubilee hospital cardiac monitoring

More than $40k raised over the holidays at Canadian Tire locations

BC Housing remains open to modular housing in Saanich, but acknowledges slow regional up take

Only one project with 21 units underway in the Greater Victoria

Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall across Greater Victoria

Snowfall warning in effect for parts of Vancouver Island

West Shore lands Pan Am Cross Country Cup

Event coming to Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort Spa in February 2020

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying?

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO who suddenly died leaves Kelowna house in will

Gerald Cotten, holding the keys to money tied up in his virtual currency exchange, died in December.

Most Read