A CUPE BC media release this evening states, "On March 31, Capital Regional District (CRD) directors gave final approval to a business case that will see public operation in at least five, and possibly all seven communities mandated to develop sewage treatment."
That means, "residents of Greater Victoria have the option of choosing fully public sewage treatment and resource recovery."
"Mauricio Navarette, president of CUPE 1978 which represents CRD workers, said that the work of CUPE's 'Keep it Public' campaign, coordinated by Kim Manton, along with the Greater Victoria Water Watch Coalition and the Council of Canadians has gone a long way to ensuring public and environmentally sound sewage treatment."
On November 20, 2009, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke against the privatization of sewage treatment in Victoria. More on that at www.canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=2251.