Public Input Welcomed at Meeting on Sewage Treatment Plant

July 20, 2010

Over 124 Esquimalt and regional residents attended a public meeting at Municipal Hall to provide input and gather information on the recent decision by the CRD to locate the region’s liquid waste management facility at McLoughlin Point.

“We thank citizens for getting involved in this way, voicing their concerns and asking questions about the proposed sewage management plan,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins. “It’s a challenging time for the Township and this input will help us move forward on the community’s behalf.”

 

Esquimalt Council does not support the current sewage management plan proposed by the CRD. Council feels it falls short of meeting the Ministry of Environment’s directives concerning appropriate public consultation, resource recovery/revenue generation, and greenhouse gas reduction.

“The proposed McLoughlin/Hartland site plan does little to address the Minister’s directives and will cause a significant and potentially harmful tax burden to the region, where affordability is already a challenge,” said Mayor Desjardins. “Residents can be assured that Council will take action against this plan.”

If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send your written comments to the attention of Diane Knight by fax at 250-414-7111, or direct your comments by e-mail.