(ed:..do we hear anything about this from the various mayoral-candidates..?..no – no we don’t..)
The council’s drainage arm Watercare highlights more than a dozen ‘significant discharge locations’ into the so-called ‘sparkling’ Waitemata within the neighbourhood.
That’s where the sewers overflow into the natural waterways ‘more than 12 times per year – with an annual volume of greater than 10,000 cubic metres’.
Indeed it’s worse.
Watercare admits there are ’50 constructed points’ in the old city’s combined water and sewage system that discharge into waterways more than once a week.
Indeed – ‘most now spill every time it rains’.
This is hardly news to old residents around the area.
We know which beaches it’s dangerous to swim at and where and when it’s best not to breathe in too deeply as you walk by.
(ed:..um.!..can we at least have a map please..?..so we know where to avoid..?..)