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Sewage City’s Faecal Beach Closed, Again!

Posted by te2ataria on February 6, 2010

“Don’t shit where you eat” – Billie Goatspeare

Translation for the uninitiated:

Wellington’s Owhiro Bay beach closed due to sewage contamination, AGAIN!

What is it that our friends at Wellington City Council find so difficult to understand?

When you dump untreated [or partially treated] faeces of 400,000 people into the local bay, the beaches are bound to be contaminated with faecal matter.

Owhiro Bay beach water was found to be contaminated with enterococci at high levels likely to cause a health hazard [read: likely to kill fish,] Wellington City Council said.

The most common types of enterococci, like the species infesting most of New Zealand’s coastal waters, come from human intestines.

The warning was the second in NINE DAYS that the level of faecal contaminants were likely to cause serious health hazards.

Wellington council has again urged people to stay clear of the water in the area until the fish consume the enterococci in the water.

“Ingesting the contaminated water could cause diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting, along with infection to cuts and skin lesions.” A report said.

According to the “Wellington Council Infrastructure Director,” Stavros Michael, the source of the contamination was not obvious.

The blog nominates the Wellington Council Infrastructure Director for the 2010 NZ Honesty Award, honestly!

Pathology:
Important clinical infections caused by Enterococcus include urinary tract infections, bacteremia, bacterial endocarditis, diverticulitis, and meningitis.

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