ARESST member clarifies group’s position

Use of anti-treatment phrase incorrect, group member says

Re: Victoria anti-treatment advocates push back with awareness campaign (News online)

To start, members of the Association for Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Sewage Treatment (ARESST) would like to make everyone aware that our group is very much pro-treatment.

ARESST advocates for keeping Victoria’s current system of natural, marine-based treatment of Victoria’s wastewater.  It is a method of treatment that is cheaper, less complex and produces far less greenhouse gases than the land-based treatment system the Capital Regional District is foisting upon Greater Victoria against the will of a majority of residents.

I would like to also make the writer, Mr. Palmer, aware that our wastewater currently is screened, not filtered, before it is pumped into the outfalls, and that the CRD’s project intends to dig up Victoria neighbourhoods and waterfront to bury a total of 44 kilometres of pipelines, not just 17 km.

Brian Burchill

Oak Bay

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