Stop all work on Mill Creek Sewage Lagoon Project to consider Alternatives

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To: Wendy Kay, Chief Administrative Officer, MD of Pincher Creek #9 –
Attention: Reeve Stevick and MD Council

Please add my voice to those who request that the MD of Pincher Creek stop all work on the Mill Creek Sewage Lagoon immediately for the following reasons: 

1)   There are significant technical, environmental, social, archaeological and political risks with the Mill Creek Sewage Lagoon location. These include but are not limited to:

  • environmental impact to two significant freshwater streams (Castle River/Mill Creek)
  • potential odour impacts along pipeline right of way and surrounding area
  • identified as a historical resources site
  • the difficulty/cost of building an access road to the site
  • no account for tourism based development within Hamlet of Beaver Mines to service Castle Park
  •  no formal consultation process with residents of Beaver Mines or  landowners directly affected 
  • unknown costs to residents of Beaver Mines and taxpayers within MD of Pincher Creek

Even if these issues are addressed, the Mill Creek Sewage Lagoon will almost certainly be the MOST expensive option, not the least. Any further expenditure is a waste of taxpayers’ money 
2)   There are many options for addressing sewage disposal and treatment for Beaver Mines at the individual, community or regional level that are less expensive and have fewer environmental and social impacts than the Mill Creek Sewage Lagoon. It is not clear why most of these were not considered 
3)   If you make this decision now, changing course will not result in a significant delay to the Beaver Mines Water and Sewer project. If anything, finding a better alternative will likely streamline the approval process and be more likely to ensure that Beaver Mines gets water and sewer on time and on budget
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Yours truly


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