November 24, 2006

Victoria BC’s Sorry State of Sewer

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:35 pm by skijumper

My husband Mike has recently started writing for the worldchanging network, mainly about stuff going on in Canada in the field of sustainability and environmental innovation, here’s a link to his first post…

Victoria, the Capital of British Columbia, has a problem.

For decades the city has been dumping raw sewerage into the ocean, with little regard to marine health or the sustainability of the practice. It seems that public opinion is divided on the issue, with some even questioning why treatment is needed at all. For a nation as proud as Canada about it’s natural tourist resources, this seems to be a short sighted outlook.

Thankfully the provincial and federal governments are working towards an innovative solution. (Now that sounds like the Canada we all love and enjoy, doesn’t it!)

Source: WorldChanging Canada: Sustainable Sanitary Sewer for Victoria

It sounds pretty gloomy until the last part, innovative solution. Where there’s publicity and money, solutions can be found and built. It would be great to see a stop to the release of raw sewer into the beautiful waters of the Straits of Georgia, which the girls and I will be crossing by ferry in the next couple of weeks.

For more of Mike’s writing, check out UrbanWorkbench or Discerning Discipleship.



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