Saturday, June 6, 2009

Esquimalt may have their sewage flow West rather than with the rest of the CRD

Esquimalt politicians have suggested that if the West Shore comes up with a better sewer treatment idea than the rest of the CRD, they may just join in with them.

Now I wonder what happens if View Royal sticks with the CRD? Would Esquimalt pump the sewage across the harbour to be treated?

How can politicians really think this way?

The reality is that the issue of sewage, transportation, water, etc. are so fundamentally a joint concern of us all, that to have pockets going off on their own makes no long term sense.

Given the geography of the area and the impact of the waterways, it may well make sense to have differences in defined areas such as the West Shore. I have no idea. But what I do believe, is that the sewage issue should be resolved by one, or maybe three entities with control to ensure that the best possible outcome if found for the next 50 to 100 years.

Can thirteen different municipalities come up with their own unique solutions? Is that good for the region? Are three different solutions ok? Or should there be a common vision that looks at what is best for all of us?

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