Re: "Time to get on with sewage plant," Nov. 16.
I applaud the letter saying we should get on with secondary treatment of our sewage effluent.
I wonder how many of the group protesters have taken the trouble to attend any of the Capital Regional District-sponsored public meetings to debate the issue. How many of them took in Alexandra Morton's meeting some time ago attended by many hundreds of people in Victoria, discussing the various aspects of water contamination, among other topics. She is acknowledged by many to be the premier authority on everything to do with water.
I notice that David Anderson is quoted as being opposed to the CRD's treatment plan, rightly saying that there are many other problems demanding government attention. I respectfully suggest, however, that his views on sewage treatment may reflect what was his opinion was in his time but have little to do with the present realities.
As is well known, ocean currents can take contaminants anywhere in the world, so the net effect is cumulative. I believe that the CRD studies have been exhaustive and we should get on with the job. The longer we leave it, the more expensive it is likely to become.
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