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Hartland landfill sewage plan not a crazy idea

Hartland sewage plan not a crazy idea

Opponents claim pumping sewage sludge to Hartland landfill is a crazy idea, bound to create all kinds of serious problems.

Is putting sewage in pipes and pumping it from one place to another in a city such a new and unusual idea? Well, if you stop to think about it, all houses, hotels, businesses and public facilities are connected to a sewage system.

In Metro Vancouver, there are approximately 15,000 kilometres of pipes in its system.

Is it unusual to have pumps in a municipal sewage system to pump raw sewage great distances?

The City of Richmond  operates 163 sewage pump stations that pumps its sewage to Metro Vancouver for treatment.

So, as you can tell, the 17 kilometres of sewage piping proposed for the Hartland option is not so unusual.

Once again, we see that the opponents are spreading misinformation in their goals to “Stop a Bad Plan.” It would be more helpful if people with concerns did a bit of research. It isn’t as if, for example, the City of Richmond’s systems are a big secret.

Tyler Ahlgren, Fairfield



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