Filthy over pol­lu­tion pump

The Weekend Post - - Views -

RE­CENTLY I was walk­ing on our Es­planade. It was early morn­ing and I no­ticed a coun­cil worker op­er­at­ing a large pump.

This was at the far north­ern end, near the pi­rate ship. I no­ticed bot­tles, cans, plas­tic bags and other rub­bish be­ing pumped out. It was all go­ing straight into the ocean. I was told by the man it was all the rub­bish from the stormwa­ter drains.

There was no de­vice to stop the rub­bish go­ing into the sea. I was told that the coun­cil did have a net at the south end of the Es­planade but not at this end. I just find it so un­be­liev­able that the coun­cil can spend $1 mil­lion on a piece of “art” yet can­not spend a lit­tle on a net to pro­tect our Reef. Jen­nifer Lat­ter, Manoora

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