Re: "Sewage project clears key hurdle," Nov. 28.
When I arrived in Victoria 35 years ago, a debate was raging over sewage treatment. The same arguments against the plan were used then as we are hearing now. Over the intervening years, costs have increased dramatically and we have learned more about the toxicity of some elements of the sewage.
Over the past six years, the Capital Regional District has worked hard to come up with a plan acceptable to the region and to the federal and provincial governments who will share equally in the costs of treatment.
I am relieved that CRD directors have held firm to the plan for treatment. I am also pleased that the only candidate in the recent federal byelection who demonstrated political courage and supported treatment, was successful.
Sometimes, political courage is rewarded.
I hope the current CRD directors who voted in favour of proceeding with the plan will also be rewarded. It is well past time to get on with it.
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