Piping sewage sludge to Hartland irresponsible

CRD needs to look at other options for biosolids centre

When I expressed my concern about the proposed sewage project to one of the Capital Regional District’s liquid waste committee directors a year ago, I was assured that the “fear mongering” was unnecessary. The project would be changed and improved along the way.

That clearly hasn’t happened. Piping sludge to Hartland would be astoundingly irresponsible. If the CRD wanted to sink their own ship, they couldn’t do a better job. They have now demonstrated how truly foolish this proposed project will be.

Even if you firmly believe in treatment, the effectiveness of this plan will be minimal. The CRD is trying to brainwash the public into thinking that there will be resource recovery. Considering the energy required to pump sewage 18 kilometres uphill, that idea is laughable. If you want value for money, burn it in the fireplace or flush it down the toilet.

Dave Ferguson

Saanich