The Capital Regional District knows the truth about wastewater.
Their engineers know the truth. The wastewater management committee knows the truth – but they hope that you don’t know the truth and they’re banking on it.
They are hiding behind a smoke screen of flawed federal legislation and public perception.
They will soon begin to pick the pockets of local taxpayers to the tune of a billion dollars – a billion dollars that could be used to improve our transportation system or address other matters of greater urgency.
Instead, they plan to squander it on an unstudied and unnecessary mega-project that will disrupt the lives of thousands of people and cripple the local tax base.
The CRD has no right to build a sewage bio-solids facility in the backyards of Esquimalt residents.
In fact, they have no right to build it anywhere until they can demonstrate that spending a billion dollars on sewage treatment will be any better for the environment than what we are doing now.