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Poll: What do you think of the report $1.2 billion Dollar sewage treatment cost. (66 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think of the report $1.2 billion Dollar sewage treatment cost.

  1. We need it and waited too long that is the cost of waiting too long! (59 votes [22.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.18%

  2. Local, Provincial, and Federal politicians will find a way to help cut down the price to property owners. (3 votes [1.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.13%

  3. Out of the question, too expensive for Greater Victoria. (117 votes [43.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.98%

  4. It expensive, but if we do nothing costs will only rise. (20 votes [7.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.52%

  5. We need to do it but greatly scale back the project. It has grwon out of hand. (34 votes [12.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.78%

  6. No opinion, I do not know enough about the project to say of the costs are out of line or not. (33 votes [12.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.41%

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#5241 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

Is this the first we've (or "they've") heard of this issue, or has it been a known issue all along, just not reported on or detailed?

 

Seems crazy that this new plant will still dump raw sewage into the ocean, despite the many millions of $$$$ being spent ... and that the public is just hearing about it now.

 

Wet weather overflow was considered as early as 2009, in the CRD conceptual planning report. Possibly earlier but I don't want to dig through old reports  :)

 

The overflow is due to all of the supporting infrastructure, and according to the TC story reducing the overflow will require upgrades to the pipe system. Apparently in Oak Bay and Victoria, storm water and sanitary sewer often run in a combined system.



#5242 LJ

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

. Apparently in Oak Bay and Victoria, storm water and sanitary sewer often run in a combined system.

That's not a problem, that's a feature, we like to call it pre-dilution.


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#5243 rambaldi

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:48 PM

"In 2008, the City of Langford amended its sewage bylaw, making it mandatory for residents to connect to a new or existing sewer. The bylaw especially targetted homes in environmentally sensitive areas, and made the connection mandatory by the end of 2019."

https://www.goldstre...ty-sewage-bill/

 

Letter: Contractors will add to rising price of sewage

https://www.goldstre...rice-of-sewage/



#5244 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:13 PM

This thread has been quiet for awhile.  I wonder if we will have the same problems that Lunenburg, NS seems to be suffering re: the not-so-floral bouquet of the treatment plant?  Or does the fact that our outfalls are way out into the strait mitigate?  The sludge shouldn't be an issue - in town, anyway - as we're pumping it uphill to Hartland

 

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#5245 Nparker

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:54 PM

...The sludge shouldn't be an issue - in town, anyway - as we're pumping it uphill to Hartland...

Pump it to #1 Centennial Square and we won't notice the additional stink at all.


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#5246 JohnN

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 06:37 PM

This thread has been quiet for awhile.  I wonder if we will have the same problems that Lunenburg, NS seems to be suffering re: the not-so-floral bouquet of the treatment plant?  Or does the fact that our outfalls are way out into the strait mitigate?  The sludge shouldn't be an issue - in town, anyway - as we're pumping it uphill to Hartland

 

https://nationalpost...ia-tourist-town

The way McLoughlin will work, odour levels will be monitored at the edges of the plant property and the proponents promise that the odour levels should be acceptably low, below some sort of smell-threshold line.

 

When the Sidney sewage plant at Bazan Bay started up in the early 2000s, there were a lot of odour complaints so more money was spent on more carbon air filters which seemed to take care of the problem.

 

Lunenburg seems to be a more complex odour/contamination problem mostly because treated sewage is being discharged into a small bay (see map image) but also raw sewage from a residential development is dumped there too. Seeing that there is also a fish plant on the map might also signal some contamination problems. 

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#5247 spanky123

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:49 AM

^ The is the beauty of an unelected CRD. If there are odour problems after the plant is up and running then who are you going to hold accountable? You think that anyone is going to be willing to pony up more money to solve that problem?



#5248 Sparky

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:06 AM

Even when you look back at the years of dysfunction that has surrounded this project, it's not the money that worries me....it's the lack of oversight.

I don't think there is another city on the planet that pumps their sewage sludge in a pipeline 18 kilometres away from their treatment plant in order to avoid a political backlash.

They have been at this for decades. I would like to think positive....but holy moly....it would appear that these guys couldn't organize a coffe break on a one man raft.

#5249 JohnN

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:34 AM

CHEK TV news post: David Anderson, a former MP and MLA, Carey Newman, an indigenous artist and Tracey Herbert a leader in First Nations language preservation and revitalization have all been awarded the Order of B.C, along with 11 others.

 

Even before Anderson's participation with ARESST, David has been a great support for challenging the building a sewage treatment plant with its problem of sewage sludge disposal, costs, etc. 
 
Couple of David's extended commentary in media
 
- The case for sewage treatment not made: http://www.rstv.ca/david-anderson/
- It’s time to exit the sewage-treatment swamp: https://www.timescol...swamp-1.2198500
 
And David debating with Mr. Floatie: 

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