Beware the CRD’s sewage plan

In a recent survey that asked whether they support the current Capital Regional District sewage treatment plan to locate a sewage treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt, all four federal candidates answered “no.” None of the candidates thought the current CRD sewage plan should go ahead as it is now.

For West Shore residents, the current plan to build and operate a large sewage treatment plant at Esquimalt’s McLoughlin Point might have significant consequences, because it is a CRD project and because the West Shore’s future growth may mean that a sewage plant site so far away could actually be a problem.

It’s important that West Shore residents critically examine the CRD’s sewage treatment plans and ask the big question: Is this plan right for the West Shore?

John Newcomb



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