Sunday, April 4, 2010

Composting toilets deserve consideration

As published in the Victoria News and the Peninsula News Review on Friday, April 2, 2010

With all the discussion around the nearly billion-dollar sewage treatment project, I have yet to hear of the suitable alternative that is much less expensive, much more environmentally conscious, and promotes personal responsibility for what gets flushed.

Composting toilets.

For much less than the cost of treatment, each home could be installed with one of the units.

Do your homework into composting toilets: you’ll find they’re proven effective at creating excellent compost.

If a community was to embrace the total use of composting toilets and appropriate grey water systems, it would have no sewage charges, sewage pipe installations and maintenance costs.

We’re in the 21st century. It’s time to think differently. And composting toilets deserve a fair look.

Daniel Tourigny


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