Sewage treatment costs in line with U.S.

Re: Tax increase poor treatment, (Writer’s Block, Oct. 19)

Re: Tax increase poor treatment, (Writer’s Block, Oct. 19)

Opponents to “land based treatment” point to the American cities of San Diego and Honolulu, suggesting they have “exemptions” that allow them to discharge untreated sewage as Victoria does.

In fact, Honolulu has no such “exemption” and San Diego has extensive treatment processes similar to those proposed for Victoria.

And the annual costs to residents in those cities? San Diego residents pay between $216 and $705. Honolulu residents pay between $500 and $750.

Perhaps we might see what all the communities surrounding Victoria that do treat their waste pay? So far, what is proposed for Victoria seems almost reasonable.

Tyler Ahlgren

Victoria