Science shows current waste treatment superb

Re: Sewage forum comes too late, Our View, June 1, 2011.

Greater Victoria’s science community both at the University of Victoria and the Capital Regional District, and counterparts across the border, have clearly demonstrated we have a world class natural waste disposal management system that the developed world can only envy.

The carbon footprint of construction, as well as the proposed sewage processing (of which both transported and processed material is 99 per cent water) is so immense and of such negative benefit to community,  both environmentally and fiscally, that writing off continued diligent and informative community action as “too late” is irresponsible.

We need more appreciation for the incredible effectiveness of our natural waste disposal system at all levels of community and government.

We need our elected municipal officers to be less complacent and more critical of blanket provincial and federal policies and to represent and support the science rather than political will.

Pat George



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