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May 17, 2021

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In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane blocked drains are the tip of the iceberg in the water-management system in town.

Take a short stroll from Burringbar St in any direction and you will notice the blocked drains on every street and laneway. Forested with weeds, blocked pipes, or completely filled in by backyard developments and not to mention the stench of stagnant water.

Places are struggling with Council approving dwellings owing to a backflow of flooding from the street.

Lift your game, Council, and drain the drains. Mullumbimby is more likely to win a Tidy Slum Award than to show any resemblance to a Tidy Town Award recipient of bygone decades.

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