OAK BAY letter: Protest the protest

Mayor raising the alarm that the average annual cost in Oak Bay for the sewage treatment plan could rise to around $1,000 per household

Mayor Nils Jensen is raising the alarm that the average annual cost in Oak Bay for the sewage treatment plan could rise from $450 to around $1,000 per household.

But he has been our representative on the CRD Sewage Committee, along with Coun. John Herbert, and should take his share of the blame for the whole mess.

Also, he mentions the Washington State Governor’s criticism of our lack of sewage treatment.

Although complicated, the daily flows of water through the Strait of Juan de Fuca show that almost all water from our Victoria outfalls flows straight out into the Pacific.

The water from Puget Sound, where pollution now comes mainly from stormwater outflow (reported in the Seattle press as a problem), does potentially pollute our Victoria waters.

Could Mayor Jensen, study this and perhaps write a competing letter of protest to Washington State?

Dr. Michael J. Platts

Oak Bay