The Mayor of Victoria promises a wastewater sewage treatment plant is on the way, after a editorial south of the border criticized officials for delays, and suggested its time tourists boycott that city.
“Every day, Victoria and its suburbs flush 21 million gallons of raw sewage into the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait,” the editorial in the Seattle Times says.
Speaking to CKNW’s Sam Ferris Tuesday night, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps vows a plan will be in place by March.
“Myself and my colleagues on the sewage committee here are working really really hard to make sure it happens sooner rather than later, although someone said you can’t say sooner rather than later — it’s been talked about since the early 1990s, so yes, we’re on it.”
Helps says the scathing editorial came just days after the city announced it is hiring consultants to cost out potential sites.