Letter – Water fine for swimming

Re: The Week - Swim fest water just fine, Aug. 9-15

Water fine for swimming

Re: The Week – Swim fest water just fine, Aug. 9-15

Great that the community promoters of the Gorge Swim Fest state that they feel secure that the waters are safe for swimmers, but some safety and risk questions might arise due to the CRD’s 2007 map showing so many Gorge waterway storm water discharges that were labled with health and/or environmental concerns.

On the bright side, if so many problem discharges aren’t a safety issue for swimmers, there also can’t be any problem with Victoria’s long screened sewage discharge outfalls, given that the Gorge has such a small volume compared to Juan de Fuca Strait.

John Newcomb,via facebook

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