Suck­ing it up

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

I read with in­ter­est the S.W.D.C Bul­letin re­gard­ing waste­water plant im­prove­ment. In writ­ing this let­ter in my house in Har­ris Downs, with all my win­dows closed due to the stench of the sewage from the same plant. I see this im­prove­ment is to im­prove the sludge for trans­port to our land­fill.

This to me seems an­other load of said sludge from an in­com­pe­tent coun­cil who in their wis­dom are go­ing to al­low 12,000 tons of the same sewage from Hamil­ton to Toko­roa, to mix with pulp to make com­post. Aren’t biosolids and com­post haz­ardous as much as smoke from my fire?

Why not trans­fer pulp to Hamil­ton less haz­ardous to our community, safer and less chance of ac­ci­dents and spillage?

Why doesn’t the coun­cil send our sewage to where they in­tend to make com­post in­stead of our land­fill?

Don’t we have enough sewage from this coun­cil with­out im­port­ing an­other 12,000 tons. B Mor­gan


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