Thanks for the recent editorials that highlight some of the concerns citizens raised during the sewage-plant debate, such as the natural beauty of our harbour and the need to conserve water.
As we experience near-drought conditions again this summer, I am still amazed that the Capital Regional District’s failed sewage plan had no water-recovery component. In fact, it would have used additional water to pipe the sludge 18 kilometres uphill to Hartland and back again. That, and the $65 million spent while ignoring public concerns regarding such issues, is the kind of wasteful thinking that killed the plan.
The words of the editorial ring true and highlight the need for a better plan: “We shouldn’t be throwing water around like it’s money.” With Colwood and Esquimalt now leading the way in regional sewage-treatment options, perhaps our region has made a shift to more environmentally friendly technology and a better vision for the future.