residents on septic

Mill Bay – Shawnigan Lake is far from pristine. It’s being fouled as we speak by sewage from the inadequate septic systems of its own residents.

In 2013 the University of Victoria’s Dr. Asit Mazumder conducted a water quality study which found significant amounts of caffeine and pharmaceutical drugs in the lake. This can only be a result of overflowing septic systems.

I don’t understand why SRA [Shawnigan Residents Association] members feel they are more qualified than both the Ministry of Environment and the Environmental Appeals Board to conduct an environmental impact assessment. But since they’re so concerned about lake water quality, I assume the SRA will now be relentlessly hounding residents to upgrade their septic systems with the same zeal they’ve been hounding the provincial government and SIA over the contaminated soil plan.

John Brackenbury

Mill Bay