Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads
Mr Dey’s letter (8 July) on the proposed new flow path for treated effluent leaving West Byron STP (WBSTP) raises some very serious issues.
Why was this proposal not put before the Water Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee (WW&SAC) for discussion?
As a former member of the WW&SAC, the committee was informed by a Water & Recycling(W&R) representative that effluent being used from the plants would need four hours standing time before coming into human contact – yet it is okay to run this same effluent through an open stormwater drain, in close proximity to the public?
Finally, why has W&R called for tenders when the Environmental Protection Authority has not granted permission for this second flow path to be put in place?