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.