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A professional engineer who arrived in Canada from London, England in 1954, Dew-Jones joined the Provincial Pollution Control Branch in 1968. He retired in 1985. In 1991 he self-published Victoria's Sewage Circus ($6.95) to argue that politicians and the public were inclined to spend too much money on treatment of sewage due to unscientific assumptions.

[BCBW 2003] "Health"

Victoria's Sewage Circus

J.E. Dew-Jones' Victoria's Sewage Circus provides a professional engineer's views of Victoria's controversial sewage outfall system. The author is bucking the tide of sentiment that wants Victoria to adopt sewage treatment systems plant that he believes would be both costly and damaging to the environment. "My main incentive for writing is to try and reverse the present widespread disregard for scholarship and accountability," he says, "Twenty years of monitoring and thirty years of research might as well not have been done if those promoting treatment have their way. I view scholarship as critical to democracy." We'll refrain from making any sewage jokes and let you know that Ted Dew Jones' 50-page book is available for $6.95 from 63 Dock St. Victoria, B.C. V8V 1Z9.

[BCBW 1991]