How can we reach our 2020
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How can we reach our 2020 Greenest City targets?

Ban garburetors - they waste water and put waste in water

Change the building code to ban garburetors. Organic material shouldn't use drinking water to be conveyed to the sewage plant for treatment, it should go in a composter

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    Elle Zed shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Janine Brossard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an easy one for the City to implement. We just built a new house and both the plumber and electrician recommended a garburetor. They were not aware of the additional treatment required at the sewage plant.

      • Eva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The thought of primary treatment plants gives me the shivers...

      • anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        and garburetors encourage rats because they put chunks of food in the sewer - scientifically documented that there are many more rats in suburban areas that have lots of garburetors.

      • Tamara Shulman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, yes, yes. Especially considering the region's main treatment plants only have primary treatment... so basically all those extra nutrients are taxing our infrastructure then heading straight out into waterways. Composting - as close to home as possible but even by using existing yard trimming up - is the best way to go.

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