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August 3, 2021

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I’m with you Mandy…

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Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads

Suzanne Sticka’s letter in Echonetdaily 11/10/2016 talked about dirty and overflowing toilets at Wategos.

A question for Byron Shire Council GM Ken Gainger, who has argued in the Echo previously that BSC water and sewer staff are so much more qualified now than previous staff, plus the technology is much more advanced and efficient now. So how is it possible for public toilets at Wategos to overflow?

The overflow could have been caused by pump station failure or blockage in the gravity main from the toilet to the pump station. If the pump station had failed there would have been a telemetry alarm and a three-hour window for someone to respond. Alternatively, if there was a blockage in the gravity main how did the toilets get to the overflowing stage before it was cleared?

This incident questions Mr Gainger stance about the improved efficiency of water and recycling. As GM, perhaps it is appropriate for him to ask the questions about how this occurred.

 


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