Treatment regulations have changed over time

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

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

Recently Edward Hill wrote a column on the sewage treatment plant. In it he stated that the B.C. and Washington state governments did a study in 1994 which showed the effluent concentrations from the Victoria outfall were less than the effluent discharges from Vancouver and Seattle, even though these two cities had sewage treatment systems already in operation.

Let us assume that all of the effluent concentrations in the 1994 study complied with the government regulations.

I think everyone would have said that because our effluent concentrations were already less than Vancouver and Seattle, we would not require further treatment.

I am sure that the most recent records by the Ocean and Sciences group in Victoria would be able to confirm if there has been any changes to the results of the 1994 study.

I would agree to the sewage treatment plant if we are destroying the environment, but if we are enhancing the environment instead of destroying it, we should be screaming from the rooftops until the federal and provincial governments tell us why we are required to put in a billion dollar treatment plant.

John Skinner




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