Union Bay Landowner’s submit their outrage on treated effluent dump site.

The landowners and residence of Union Bay will need to answer the following question;

Where were you when Union bay Estates applied a final package to discharge up to 1,895 cubic meters of treated municipal waste water into Hart/Washer Creek every day from October thru May”

Union Bay Landowner’s submits their view on treated effluent dump site…..

“Long before the first building was planned in Union Bay Estates, Kensington Union Bay Properties began laying the foundation for its environmental protection and rehabilitation. To ensure the community impacted and benefited from its natural setting, the community has been developed to first protect and rehabilitate the existing natural environment and then create a community around those resources to ensure that future residents have as little impact on the natural world as possible.”

From the Ministry of Environment

On November 4th 2019 The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy received a final application package from Kensington Union Bay Properties GP Limited for registration under the Municipal Waste Water Regulation for a seasonal discharge of up to 1,895 meter cubes per day of treated municipal sewage to Hart Creek during the months of October thru May with storage and reclaimed water use during the rest of the year. The proposed discharge would serve a commercial and residential development in Union Bay.

According to the Ministry the Comox Valley Regional District has no input regarding the proposal and there is no formal public consultation process. The application process is not a negotiation, the ministry sets the rules that must be followed. As such the application and registration process involves a comprehensive review for compliance with regulations including a review of an Environmental Impact Study to verify the discharge will not adversely affect public health or the receiving environment.

All I hear is crickets………….

 Conclusion

From past experiences with the Ministry I am not convinced that they will be acting in the best interest of Union Bay.

If you have any questions or would like to object to this application you should contact Melanie Mamoser@gov.bc.ca

Update December 12 2019;

Hi XXXXXXX,

I forgot to mention this part in my previous responses to you. As part of the Review and Decision Phase, the province undertakes First Nation consultation. In addition to the K’omoks First Nation, we will be consulting with the Homalco, Qualicum, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations to understand how their Aboriginal Interests may be affected by this application and seek to address their concerns.

Warm regards,

Melanie

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