Point Peron Sewer Pipe.

 Thought I would update fishing buddies on recent communications I have had with Water Authority and Rockingham City Council over recent breaches to the Water Authority License to discharge out of Point Peron. Under the license approved to them they are permitted to discharge the equivelent of 20 olympic pools of waste water a day, the waste water mainly made up of treated sewerage and industrial waste from Kwinana Industries. The license was granted as it was to have no effect to the Seppia Basin or local coastline of which the Shoalwater Marine Park is between the outlet and the coast. So when there is a problem with the plant it will discharge untreated or poorly treated waste into the area. So we see green slime on the beach in Shoalwater and told it is coral spawn or the red tide, for those of us who have seen coral spawn we know what it looks like and what was on the beach in Shoalwater was not anything like coral spawn. So below my enquiry and the response, surely they think we are muppets?

What is the Rockingham council doing to protect its coastline little or nothing but they are quick to hand out parking fines at point peron.

I have followed that coms up with emails to the Premier as it is his local area and the Mayor, lets see it they are willing to take up the fight or will it come back to the fishing and local communities to rally?

Hi Tarryn. Given recent events with untreated discharge from the Point Peron pipeline there is quite a groundswell of emotions from local residents in Safety Bay / Shoalwater areas whether by coincidence we have had 2 young dolphin deaths and multiple fish deaths and so called Algal Bloom activities in the area within time frames coinciding with reported discharges of untreated sewerage.

 

The community is looking for answers as you can imagine and given the EPA assurances on granting permission for this pipeline the following is taken from the EPA Annual Report 2003 - 2004

"With regard to social objectives for the marine environment, the EPA found that the discharge of industrial wastewater would not add to the area already recommended as unsuitable for primary recreation and seafood harvesting due to the discharge of treated sewage wastewater.  Industrial wastewater will contain minimal, if any, bacteria. The discharge of industrial wastewater would therefore not compromise the EPA’s social objectives".

Clearly this statement of intent has not been met on a number of occasions within that timeframe.

 

Good afternoon Tom,

  The wastewater being discharged via the ocean outlet is treated, with a short term decline in water quality while we transition the Woodman Pt Wastewater Treatment Plant to an alternate mode of operations as part of the upgrade.

  A media statement was released by Water Corporation on March 23 and updated on March 29, which has attracted numerous media reports including radio, online and print. In addition the advice has been extensively shared to social media pages frequented by the recreational fishing and local community. Notices to Mariners have also been issued, advising of the precautionary advice. The outlet is some distance offshore and in deep water and there has been restrictions to community beach access for swimming or recreation, with the impacted area localised to the outlet.

  I assure you that we are continually monitoring plant performance and subsequent improvements to the treated wastewater quality and working closely with our stakeholders, including providing updates frequently to our regulators

 

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Wed, 2018-04-18 17:15

 I think after reading the response Tom, they still think we’re muppets.

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 " In addition the advice has

Wed, 2018-04-18 17:48

 " In addition the advice has been extensively shared to social media pages frequented by the recreational fishing and local community. Notices to Mariners have also been issued, advising of the precautionary advice. The outlet is some distance offshore and in deep water and there has been restrictions to community beach access for swimming or recreation, with the impacted area localised to the outlet.

 

  I assure you that we are continually monitoring plant performance and subsequent improvements to the treated wastewater quality and working closely with our stakeholders, including providing updates frequently to our regulators"

 

or in plain english

We are f^&n the environment- and your past times- there is no more independant monitoring agencies

we have told u so in public media - many times in various media

now shut the f up and go sit in the comon sense corner while we f up the environment

u sad tax paying citizen

( why arent u on the dole, how dare u ask educated questions) 

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Wish we could know the truth

Wed, 2018-04-18 18:06

Wish we could know the truth whatever it is.

So they have closed the beaches even though the pipe outlet is some distance offshore in deep water?  sounds like a lot of waste water

 

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Sewage Plant Upgrade Works

Wed, 2018-04-18 21:58

Don't know the current situation, but it needs to be looked at.  The STP operation is approved with conditions by DER, but there may be potential non-compliance on initial review of the "failure" situation.

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The simpsons movie comes to

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:39

The simpsons movie comes to mind here, about everyone using the lake as a dump and it evenually becoming a stinkin sess pool. We'll be catching 3 eyed pinkies in a few seasons. Haha

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  Here's a radio interview

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:10

  Here's a radio interview from last night- it's oppox 10mins.

Hopefully something positive comes from the attention this is now getting:

 

https://omny.fm/shows/perth-tonight/rockinghams-foul-smell-it-stinks-locals

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good old rocky council

Thu, 2018-04-19 21:16

  good old rocky council , bloody hopless , i am over  them , i now have the time to attend council meetings at night  , next elections i will i promise be be running for a place for council , watch out Barry Samuels i will have your job soon there wont be any 35 thousand  dollar junckets for councilers to japan when i am on council

 

 

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Mummm will be watching this

Fri, 2018-04-20 07:14

 Have a go Pete

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 Peter mc for pm

Fri, 2018-04-20 10:03

 Peter mc for pm

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id vote for ya. Screw Barry.

Fri, 2018-04-20 17:54

id vote for ya. Screw Barry.

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 Who has seen the story on

Fri, 2018-04-20 20:17

 Who has seen the story on channel 10 of the contaminated crayfish taken from point peron. This story on sewerage discharge is getting huge and i am wondering if i am the only 1 that wonders what will happen if and when this hits the Asian news and the potential impact on WA crayfish industry, for f##k sake you think the government would take the lead on this

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Be pushed

Sun, 2018-04-22 14:13

Under carpet. Like the algea bloom that killed all snapper (apperantly )in sound. Lol

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 a contractor died on their

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:47

 a contractor died on their site last week during the upgrades aswell.