A pollution study was conducted at Sauble over the last several months by the firm Hutchinson Environmental.
The results will be presented on Friday November 16 to the TSBP ad hoc Sauble Sewers committee.
The study method is based on Hutchinson’s assumption that you can determine whether any E. Coli. found came from septic systems just by testing for caffeine.
That assumption is false.
Ad hoc committee members, council members and residents should be very wary of Friday’s report from Hutchinson.
If Hutchinson has detected caffeine and E. Coli in any samples, and tries to claim that the presence of caffeine shows that the E. Coli. is from septic systems, the report should be thrown in the garbage, and the Hutchinson people should be escorted out of Town, and Hutchinson should not be paid.
The Hutchinson scientists are not capable of determining E. Coli. sources, and should not be drawing any conclusions about sources of E. Coli.
A full critique of the Hutchinson testing proposal is at: