Sewage story concerns reader
I was disturbed to hear about the sewage treatment plant and Stratford. I know they have been talking about this for years, but now it seems that action might be going to happen.
I seems from the report that it will cost less to build a new sewage treatment plant in Stratford than it will to send our sewage across the river, yet this is apparently what is going to happen.
I have always been against shipping Stratford’s sewage across the river — the sewage treatment plant on Riverside Drive has had problems for many, many years.
I think those who use the Hillsborough River — a heritage river — are right to be concerned about their fishing and the very great likelihood there will be a spill of toxic waste. What environmental assessments have been done re: the effect of a pipeline on the fish/ wildlife habitat? In not too many years, with the rate of erosion on P.E.I. and with less than five miles to go, it is probable the Hillsborough River will be fed both from Charlottetown harbour and Tracadie Bay or Savage Harbour. What effects will that have on the river? This is all wrong, and somewhere, if one is to dig down and look closely, politics and lined pockets are sure to be involved at the expense of the environment and the residents of Stratford.
Let’s have no more political shenanigans; let’s get the treatment plant built here in Stratford.
Jan C. Gomersall,