Problem set to continue?

LETTER

Your article about conditions at the boat ramp in Anzac Park (October 13) is certainly a cause for concern. If any of the club members have any broken skin, they will soon have nasty skin infections.

The sewer releases of stormwater and sewage need cleaning and disinfecting on an outgoing tide.

The other solution is the continuing checks on possible entry sites by District Council staff, and previously by City Council staff.

I understand our sewers were designed to take two-and-a-half to three times the dry weather flow. This extra capacity is soon used up during heavy rainfall due to stormwater infiltration. Increasingly city sewers are overflowing at these times, and I believe will always do so.

Some of Auckland’s beaches are permanently unfit for swimming because of sewage overflow.

The present ramp full of contaminated mud needs to be trucked away and buried among the sand hills.

This looks like it will be a continuing problem.

E.W. SINTON

Your article about conditions at the boat ramp in Anzac Park (October 13) is certainly a cause for concern. If any of the club members have any broken skin, they will soon have nasty skin infections.

The sewer releases of stormwater and sewage need cleaning and disinfecting on an outgoing tide.

The other solution is the continuing checks on possible entry sites by District Council staff, and previously by City Council staff.

I understand our sewers were designed to take two-and-a-half to three times the dry weather flow. This extra capacity is soon used up during heavy rainfall due to stormwater infiltration. Increasingly city sewers are overflowing at these times, and I believe will always do so.

Some of Auckland’s beaches are permanently unfit for swimming because of sewage overflow.

The present ramp full of contaminated mud needs to be trucked away and buried among the sand hills.

This looks like it will be a continuing problem.

E.W. SINTON

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Thomas Wilson - 16 days ago
I suffered a great deal of embarrassment today whilst hosting some visitors from out of town. Our main street is the worst these visitors have seen, I had to tell them that the Kaiti Mall is owned by the Mayor and family, and lastly we attempted to launch a boat off the marina boat ramp with mud up to our knees!
I now agree to changing the name Poverty Bay, but only for the state of our city. Much wealth comes out of our culture and people of Gisborne but every member of our council should be absolutely ashamed of the condition of our town.

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