LETTER: A win-win sewage solution

Tertiary sewage treatment could easily be located underground

A win-win sewage solution

Re: Could our sewage go underground? (Your View, Sept. 19)

Tertiary sewage treatment could easily be located underground and is a win-win solution for urban communities.

As at Dockside Green in Vic West, underground tertiary treatment is the most efficient use of urban land.

In addition to being very effective and odour-free, tertiary treatment also allows recovered water and energy to be recycled locally, thus reducing operating costs and saving both water and the environment.

With the costs for tertiary treatment falling, it is becoming more popular in other local communities such as Sechelt, Blaine and Colwood.  Isn’t it time for such a win-win option throughout the Victoria region too?

Norma Brown, Esquimalt

 

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