Re: "Sewage treatment foes out in force," Nov. 15.
Greater Victoria has put off the issue of sewage treatment for so many years, the cost of doing it now is likely 10 times higher than 20 years ago.
The city continues to grow, as does the raw-sewage load. The idea of putting it off until 2040 for compliance is only going to result in even higher cost and the inevitable closure of inshore recreational fishing, closure of beaches and odours that will not be abated.
Dilution is not an acceptable form of environmental management. In addition, the assumption is all waste is raw human waste when, in fact, there are industrial and commercial chemicals in all wastes from the sanitary-sewer systems.
So suck it up, Victoria, the free ride at the expense of the environment is over.
Get on with it and show some responsibility to future generations.
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