Join the Chamber

THE CHAMBER

Consumers are 80% more likely to buy goods and services from a Chamber member. Your Membership means business. Join today.

Greater Victoria, BC News

ARTICLE

Date ArticleType
11/23/2012 Media Release
Sewage Requires Additional Treatment


 

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sewage Requires Additional Treatment

November 23, 2012 – Victoria, BC – Tourism Victoria and the Chamber agree that our sewage requires additional treatment and that treatment should be implemented as soon as possible.

The organizations accept the Federal and Provincial regulations and furthermore do not believe that dumping sewage with the current level of treatment into the ocean is in the best interests of our community.  The CRD has engaged in a protracted study and procurement process and the CRD needs to follow that through to implementing better sewage treatment.

“The possibility of a better technology solution being available in 20 years is no reason not to treat our sewage appropriately as soon as we can,” said Chamber CEO Bruce Carter.

“We believe that sewage treatment is important for residents and visitors alike. We need to ensure that action is taken towards the best solution to this issue now, in order to uphold our environmental responsibility for Victoria.” said Rob Gialloreto, President of Tourism Victoria.

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Victoria are leading business organizations in the Region.

-30-

For more information contact

Bruce Carter                                                                             Rob Gialloreto
Chief Executive Officer                                                                      President
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce                                      Tourism Victoria
Phone: (250) 360-3470                                                                     Phone: (250) 414-6976
Cell: (250) 889-2271

CHAMBER
PARTNERS

Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan University of Victoria Co-operative Education Program and Career Services