On Tuesday morning I went down to the stream with Miss Hughes and we saw very brown dirty water with a brown stain of what smelt like sewage on the high water mark of the bank. There was also a strong chemical odour that was probably ammonia - it was very nasty and gave us a headache for the rest of the day...
It is best to stay away from the stream.
When the Eco Warriors turned up to go off to do their usual clean up on Thursday lunchtime they learned the news and were very sad. We tried to phone the Council to hear when it would safe to resume our work but there was no answer so we left a message.
We phoned WaiCare and told them and Kate Loman Smith went to investigate and alert the Council again.
We hope there is lots of rain to flush out the mucky sewage but worry about this pollution going into the Tamaki River and to the sea.
|Looking south west from the bridge|
- dirty brown water
|Looking east from the bridge|