More sewage drawbacks than benefits

Re: Sewage plant will restrict harbour’s future: GVHA (News, March 4)

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority objects to a sewage plant at McLoughlin Point, but that GVHA letter omitted the environmental concern about this proposed sewage plant that had already been expressed by the Victoria/Esquimalt Harbour Society.

While a sewage plant at the point will be bad for tourism and the harbour economy, it could even be worse for the point’s near-shore marine environment.

There is little doubt that this expensive, unnecessary sewage plant plunked at McLoughlin Point could create many more environmental, economic and social problems than it would ever solve.

John Newcomb