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Poll: What do you think of the report $1.2 billion Dollar sewage treatment cost. (77 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! (65 votes [23.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.47%

  2. Local, Provincial, and Federal politicians will find a way to help cut down the price to property owners. (3 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  3. Out of the question, too expensive for Greater Victoria. (122 votes [44.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.04%

  4. It expensive, but if we do nothing costs will only rise. (20 votes [7.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.22%

  5. We need to do it but greatly scale back the project. It has grwon out of hand. (34 votes [12.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.27%

  6. No opinion, I do not know enough about the project to say of the costs are out of line or not. (33 votes [11.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.91%

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#5481 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:34 AM

put a Ferris Wheel atop it.

all will be forgiven.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 July 2021 - 07:36 AM.


#5482 Nparker

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:36 AM

put a Ferris Wheel atop it..

Or picnic tables.



#5483 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:37 AM

and $5000 ping pong tables.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 July 2021 - 07:38 AM.

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#5484 todd

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:46 AM

What happened to the casino?

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:59 AM

I think it looks highly functional, and optically is more than acceptable considering its design requirements are less influenced by how the neighbourhood might like it to look, and more influenced by the extremely vertical duties the building is actually obliged to perform.

Like hospitals, theatres, water treatment plants and the like ... some buildings have to "look" as their function requires that they look ... rather than how somebody might think they should look.

much smaller scale but they did a nice job(but smelly sometimes) years and years ago on the Windsor Park pump station https://goo.gl/maps/WH4ZPM1q8q7oRrk3A


They can’t put a cap over the building?

Edited by todd, 25 July 2021 - 08:03 AM.


#5486 Jackerbie

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 01:21 PM

It is butt ugly and it’s very visible from the west Songhees walkway….
I really hope they plant trees around it to hide it.


The planting beds appear to have evergreen saplings and a couple deciduous trees. They'll take a while to grow, but they're there!
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#5487 JohnN

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 01:49 PM

A couple of editorial cartoons below from 2013 when design of the sewage plant was being debated. 

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Edited by JohnN, 25 July 2021 - 01:50 PM.

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#5488 Nparker

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 02:08 PM

Raeside was spot-on.


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#5489 todd

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:23 AM

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#5490 Spy Black

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:37 AM

Looks light-years better than the rusty old oil tanks that sat there for the past 6 or 7 decades!

 

As a side note, I've always wondered whose house that was on the right hand side of the photo?

I believe it's part of Work Point, and the Rear Admiral lives over Naden way ..... so is this the Captains house?

Regardless, talk about a prime location!


Edited by Spy Black, 28 July 2021 - 06:37 AM.


#5491 Mike K.

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 07:33 AM

I’ll try to find out.
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#5492 Sparky

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:54 AM

Is it this one? Hard to tell.

 

Building D1.jpg

 

https://www.historic...eu.aspx?id=3983



#5493 Spy Black

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 04:38 PM

Is it this one? Hard to tell.

 

Might be, there have likely been reno's over the years.

It could also be the one even further out on that same point, in an even more prime location ... the one in between the two gun batteries that are right on the water as seen on Google Maps.

 

For what's basically "downtown living" ... it's as good as it gets, with the views, and the ultimate privacy!


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#5494 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 05:58 AM

There should be properly filtered wastewater when the rains finally come as the Capital Regional District (CRD) expects the construction of its Arbutus Attenuation Tank to be completed this summer.

 

The 5,000-cubic-metre concrete underground tank, which NAC Constructors Ltd. began constructing in the summer of 2019, will store wastewater flow during rainstorms and play an instrumental role in reducing the number of sewer overflows in the District of Saanich.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....te-this-summer/


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#5495 North Shore

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 02:22 PM

^I'm still peeved about the location of that holding tank!  There was a wide open, poorly used green field across the road that could have been used, and turned into an all-weather field or somesuch; instead, the CRD chose to hack down a load of trees in a small, but well-used urban park... :mad:


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#5496 A Girl is No one

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 10:35 AM

That’s terrible!

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 12:39 PM

^I'm still peeved about the location of that holding tank!  There was a wide open, poorly used green field across the road that could have been used, and turned into an all-weather field or somesuch; instead, the CRD chose to hack down a load of trees in a small, but well-used urban park... :mad:

 

Well, in the CRD's defence, I don't think the field is public property and would therefore need to be purchased / expropriated. Also the field is at a lower elevation than the park, and therefore may not have been suitable for a retention tank (at least without installing a pump station to pump the retained water uphill again).  


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#5498 North Shore

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Posted 09 August 2021 - 08:59 PM

I think that the field 'belongs' to Queen Alexandria hospital...but, where do they get their funding from?  Us, I'd suspect..


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

 



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