8 awful things you can catch if your wastewater system is failing
A failing wastewater system puts block owners at risk of contaminates groundwater. It can include some real nasties, like:
• E. coli;
• viruses such as norovirus and hepatitis A;
• protozoa such as cryptosporidium and giardia.
The outbreak of gastroenteritis in Havelock North in 2016 that made over 5000 of the town’s residents ill, put 45 in hospital and was linked to three deaths, was due to campylobacter in the town’s drinking water bores.