Re: "Sewage, pot hot topics for candidates," Nov. 8.
Dale Gann, at the all-candidates' meeting, repeated what many people mistakenly believe regarding the sewage situation.
At Thursday's Victoria council meeting, authorities on the subject, David Anderson and Dr. Shaun Peck, again presented the true picture.
Dr. Peck noted the current deep-sea discharges are meeting the new regulated levels of total suspended solids and other waste substances. He dispelled misconceptions regarding the supposed mandatory legal situation, while pointing out the serious problems with the proposed financing. He repeated available alternatives that would better fit the region's needs.
All this information is also available on the ARESST (Association for Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Sewage Treatment) website.
It seems to me that people such as Gann, who wish to represent us on areas that require us to help finance their policies, should be better informed and, in this case, take notice of the extensive health and scientific evidence that does not support the present water treatment plan.
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