Dirty Durras

luca 4 January 2007 22

Here is some advice kindly provided by the Eurobodalla Council:

Dear Sir,

I have just received your message regarding the condition of the water at Durras. In relation to your concerns I advise that:

Council regularly carries out Beachwatch testing at Durras and on Wednesday 27 December 2006 this was carried out at Cookies Beach (adjacent to Murramarang Resort). The sampling did not identify any bacterial contamination of this area.

Without any photos or further information, it is difficult to say exactly what you have observed. The green sludge is most likely to be algae which has been blown/washed up onto the shoreline. It is highly unlikely to have been effluent sludge.

All of the housing in this area is serviced by Septic systems (of varying types) – there is no sewer system currently in this area.

I would suggest that if you have any reason to be concerned about the state of the water, that you should seek an alternate swimming venue whilst those conditions exist.

I hope this assists you with your concerns.

Regards
Glenn Downes
Environmental Health Officer
Eurobodalla Shire Council
Phone: 4474 7414
Email: glen.downes@eurocoast.nsw.gov.au


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luca luca 9:20 pm 06 Jan 07

mate, the best thing that ever happened to the South Coast was … Canberra!

vg vg 7:55 pm 06 Jan 07

“The South Coast is part of the AC F…ing T”

Well the sleepy hamlet of Jervis Bay and its immediate surrounds are, but being a Yogi doesn’t mean the coast is your birthright

cranky cranky 7:46 pm 06 Jan 07

Slightly off topic.

How can Durras be south of South Durras?

luca luca 6:43 pm 06 Jan 07

Listen you turkeys … not every post has to be entertaining in a way that would excite the interest of those with an attention span of a few seconds ie you lot! Some posts clearly originate from those with … with a social conscience! The South Coast is part of the AC F…ing T! There might be someone out there … now concentrate here … who has knowledge about the matter in question they could share (only with me, it seems) but there has been an exchange of information which is part of the raison d’etre (its spanish for purpose) of this site. You get your fill of drugs, sex and rock and roll posts so … be a little more tolerant!

threeze threeze 2:15 pm 05 Jan 07

i just assumed the mods let it pass because luca had been whinging about it in the comments of other threads.

Danman Danman 1:17 pm 05 Jan 07

Like I said before
Maybe a bit of background info would have been good rather than just saying :Here is some advice kindly provided by the Eurobodalla Council

In saying so – I have been goign to “Bundilla” at N.Durras for years and never had any water quality issues.

Maybe its just posting ettiquite.

In any case – it goes past moderators on its way to RiotACT – so if there was any dramas they would have ironed them out.

Lets all stop looking like stereotypical winey canberrans complaining about everything

Oh hang on – we are 🙁

Jey Jey 12:43 pm 05 Jan 07

I’m not disagreeing but it’s not like it can’t be understood.

threeze threeze 12:38 pm 05 Jan 07

i still don’t see the point of just posting it without some back story.

Jey Jey 12:32 pm 05 Jan 07

I think the letter provides some context, enough to get the gist.

threeze threeze 11:22 am 05 Jan 07

Jey, that may be correct. But it is such a random thing to post with no backstory.

Thumper Thumper 11:12 am 05 Jan 07

Or a sting ray barb….

S4anta S4anta 11:08 am 05 Jan 07

thinking about this… it could just be that through the storm that tore through the Sydney to Hobart yachts this month has just ripped up sea grass, sea weed, etc, and it has just strated to float into shore, strated decomposing and has just simply gone feral.

It could be worse, a couple of hundred blue bottles tend to be more of a hindernace that rotting sea weed etc in my eyes.

Jey Jey 10:33 am 05 Jan 07

what, and i do mean this nicely, the fuck does this have to do with anything?

a lot of Canberran’s holiday at the coast and would like to know about this kind of thing

Danman Danman 10:08 am 05 Jan 07

If your at Durras go to Depot Beach – its sheltered for swimming – and has good rocks to the left for fishing off

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:06 am 05 Jan 07

Still has to be better than swimming in LBG????

S4anta S4anta 10:00 am 05 Jan 07

All due respect, but if are honestly complaining about sludge on a beach, opposite a caravan park, after some pretty savage storms, perhaps it is best you stay inside.

It is the Ocean my friend. Within the Eurobodalla district I am sure that one of the thousands of other beaches will be fine for you to stick a toe into.

Thumper Thumper 7:39 am 05 Jan 07

Potato Point…

Always crystal clear….

Beautiful…

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 7:34 am 05 Jan 07

Filthy luca?

Danman Danman 7:11 am 05 Jan 07

Maybe a bit of background info would have been good rather than just saying :Here is some advice kindly provided by the Eurobodalla Council

In saying so – I have been goign to “Bundilla” at N.Durras for years and never had any water quality issues.

shauno shauno 2:38 am 05 Jan 07

“what, and i do mean this nicely, the fuck does this have to do with anything?”

If you really have to be told. Its a convenient place for matters of public concern to be heard. Particularly if you you are not a public figure and have not got access to the media

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