MLA Andrew Weaver hosts sewage summit

Talk centres around cost, location and deadline for treatment plant

  • Jan. 11, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver is moderating a town hall meeting next week.

The cost, location and engineering of the Seaterra secondary sewage treatment program, and the potential for different approaches to sewage treatment is on the agenda for a panel featuring Chris Corp, co-founder and CEO of Pivotal IRM Inc., Victoria city councillor Lisa Helps, and Richard Atwell, director of the Rite Plan.

“I would like to see municipal, provincial and federal governments agree to a 2020 deadline for implementation of sewage treatment,” said Weaver. “It is important that we build a system for the future using the latest technology and not a system from yesteryear that doesn’t actually address many of the environmental and fiscal sustainability issues we face. I would want to see an integrated liquid and solid waste management strategy put in place that includes a thorough examination of distributed systems, exploration of public-private partnerships, and industry led solutions.”

The session will include an open public question and answer period.

Weaver, a former University of Victoria professor and climate scientist hosts at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre lounge, Jan. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.