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Filthy Queanbeyan drops crap into our lake.

By johnboy 2 October 2008 24

[First filed: September 12, 2008 @ 15:37]

The NCA are informing us that sewage has overflowed into the Queanbeyan River and from thence into our Lake Burley Griffin.

    Bacterial sampling and testing is underway.

    Lake user groups have been notified of the leak.

    At this stage, there is no need to close Lake Burley Griffin. The NCA will continue to closely monitor water quality throughout the lake, and provide updates as results become available.

UPDATED: The NCA now advise that the lake is no worse than usual.

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ant 9:52 pm 02 Oct 08

Go down to where the Molonglo starts to become the lake, and have a sniff at the mud. That’ll tell you what’s going on.

I haven’t swum in the Lake since 82, when we paddled kayaks down from the Oaks Estate low level crossing (had to carry the kayaks over fields of stones, the river was LOW as 82 was a big drought). As we got down near the Lake beginnings, the stench was appalling, with the pipe from Harman and the pipe from the abattoir (yes we had one of those then) were evident and stinky. In those days something from Duntroon was going down too, they had a light that’d go on when a lot of nasty stuff was going in.

Haven’t swum in the yucky thing since.

skaboy12 3:48 pm 02 Oct 08

So now the lake is full of sh!t, just like the politicians and public servants who sit there and look at it all day are anyway.

The sewerage is probably cleaner then the water in the lake anyway.

ant 10:10 pm 17 Sep 08

I know it’s not a treatment plant! It’s a closed tank.

Knows Best 9:34 pm 17 Sep 08

Ant…..that’s good, then you would know that across from the caravan park is not a sewerage treatment plant but a pumping station that pumps to Oaks Estate. When the river is not flowing the river water next to the weir has the least oxygen coz by the time it travels down the river it is biologically consumed and this creates the pongy smell around the weir and upstream from the weir. The old pumping station had bio filters that sanitised any odours.

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