Greater Victoria’s sewage biosolids to be shipped to Nanaimo as tree fertilizer

By Darron Kloster
Victoria Times Colonist
February 23, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The finished product of sewage treatment produced in the capital region will soon be on its way to the Nanaimo area to fertilize trees and jump-start other vegetation. Biosolids, the granular remains of sewage treatment, will be spread in the mid-Island region to pump up new vegetation in logging and reforestation sites and for the reclamation of gravel pits and other mine sites. Land application of the biosolids is something the Capital Regional District vowed it would never do since the early stages of the $775-million wastewater treatment plant. In a narrow vote after a two-hour debate, CRD directors decided shipping biosolids to the Regional District of Nanaimo — which had offered to take them — was the only short-term plan on the table. …“I find it very hypocritical of us to allow biosolids to be land-applied outside of our region when we are against land application in our own area,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins

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