Of course Sayuri-san has no way of knowing that this is a subject of abiding interest to people in the Victoria area as we continue with the hand wringing and endless discussion involved in solving our local waste treatment issues.
This plant is located in the community, between a business road and a sports park. Most of the facility is underground. This one serves about 4,300 people of the city population of 33,000 and manages about 4,000 m3 of through put a day, producing water that has had 98% of solid material removed. The output is not potable, but is safe to return to the river. The street side of the facility has a fountain, cascade and garden area, complete with a stream with small fish.
Of course we had a tour - here they are proving that what goes in is sewage - lifting the manhole cover in the street provided definite olfactory evidence!
So, how 'bout it, Victoria?
We were accompanied all day long by still and video cameramen - Bob got to do an interview at the waste treatment plant.