Genivar is the engineering firm that started the big lie that the E. Coli. in the lake at Sauble is from septic systems.
Genivar is the engineering firm that recommended a 70 million dollar Sauble sewer system “solution” and then contrived a phony “problem” for their 70 million dollar “solution” to solve.
Genivar is the engineering firm that was fired because their misrepresentations cost the people of the Town 1million dollars and produced nothing but headaches, grief, shady science, and a worthless report (which is on hold still).
There is broad agreement that we need some form of septic re-inspection program.
But in the search for someone to do the septic re-inspection program, it should have been clear to council that Genivar has a huge conflict of interest and thus should not even be considered.
In the November 6th council meeting, Concillor Jackson clearly explained the conflict of interest concern.
I see the conflict as follows:
- Genivar has a history of finding problems that do not exist.
- Genivar has made it clear through their own actions that they need to be carefully watched.
- Genivar stands to gain a $70 million dollar contract.
- The more “problems” that are found in the Sauble septic re-inspection program, the more upgrades will be required, even if the “problems” are contrived.
- The upgrades will be very expensive.
- The more expense to upgrade septic systems, the more attractive the $70 million dollar “solution” looks.
- The more attractive the $70 million solution looks, the better the chance that it will be implemented.
- The better the chance that it will be implemented, the better the chance that Genivar will get the contract to build the $70 million dollar plant.
Council in this situation should have looked to the two Sauble councillors for direction. They should have looked to the Sauble Councillors for insight on what the people of Sauble want. They should have looked to the Sauble councillors for insight into what is in the best interests of the people of Sauble.
So what did council do?
Six of them, over the protests of the Sauble representatives Janice Jackson and Marilyn and their one supporter Karen Klages voted to give the re-inspection contract to Genivar.
Six of them voted for a phoney reinspection program.
Six of them voted to screw the residents of Sauble.
Six of them voted us into a process that could cost each resident $50,000, unnecessarily.
One councillor, Jay Kirkland, said to reporter John Divinski that the septic re-inspection program has absolutely nothing to do with the Sauble sewer project and needs to proceed.
Councillor Kirkland is correct about the “needs to proceed”.
But “the septic re-inspection program has absolutely nothing to do with the Sauble sewer project”??
C’mon Councillor Kirkland. Do you really think you are fooling anyone? The septic re-inspection program in the hands of Genivar has everything to do with the Sauble sewers project.
There is no way I am going to get screwed around again.
Today I sent a “no trespass notice” to Genivar and to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
In brief it says “you are forbidden to come onto my property to do a septic inspection, and if you do trespass you will be arrested and charged with trespassing.”
A generic version of the letter is on my website as a word file at:
I encourage all Sauble residents to send in a similar letter.