Sewage plant win leaves Mr. Floatie ready to re­tire

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A mas­cot that helped raise a stink about the dump­ing of raw sewage into the waters off Vic­to­ria is about to be re­tired. Mr. Floatie was cre­ated by school teacher James Sk­waro in 2004 as part of the spoof or­ga­ni­za­tion Peo­ple Op­posed to Out­fall Pol­lu­tion, or POOP. The cos­tume re­sem­bled its acro­nym and came to rep­re­sent the lack of progress on the devel­op­ment of a sec­ondary­sewage treat­ment plant for Greater Vic­to­ria. Sk­waro and his Mr. Floatie char­ac­ter de­cided to vol­un­tar­ily step down af­ter the re­gion adopted a plan last Septem­ber to build a treat­ment fa­cil­ity by 2020, end­ing the flow of un­fil­tered waste di­rectly into the sea.

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