A local organization is promoting a new concept for addressing sanitation issues.
The Sustainable Environment Network Society will hold a presentation on ecological sanitation systems Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.
“The building and maintenance of traditional treatment systems are increasingly costly to build and to maintain,” said Huguette Allen, with SENS.
“Taxpayers would do well to take an active interest in the discussions surrounding these decisions for there are alternatives to the traditional systems.”
Allen said that instead of producing solid wastes that can be toxic and liquid wastes that can be discharged into lakes, eco systems produce a clean, liquid effluent that can be used to repair biodiversity, recharge groundwater, irrigate plants safely, and more.
“Many of these systems are tourist attractions, are used as research and education centres, and bring significant revenues to the communities where they are implemented.”