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Dogsh*t in the landfill or the ocean?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flutterby, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    So residents of Coquitlam have been told that they cannot put their dog's sh*t in the garbage anymore. Too much methane buildup the crats say. Doesn't all organic matter produce methane when it decomposes? So they want people to now flush it down the toilet. So putting dogsh* t into the ocean now is better how......?

    Do we need Tapeworm eggs in the ocean.......really?!
  2. Bine

    Bine Full Member

    More idiocy from the GVRD....
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Victoria's sewage goes directly into the ocean. Anything flushed went through a couple of mesh screens before it wound up in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, within range of U.S. territorial waters. Every day, an estimated 80 million litres of flushed detritus are funneled through six mm mesh screens and the resulting “grey plume” is deposited deep off the city’s southern coast via one of two long outflow pipes.

    I think they're finally getting a treatment plant in 2018 due to federal regulations though. The logic behind not treating the water is: "Off the B.C. capital, scientists assert, the deep, cold, fast-moving, oxygen-rich waters of the Salish Sea are uniquely placed to dilute the waste of a major city."

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