WHERE DOES ALL THE POO GO?
The West Byron mega development requires 25% of the entire capacity of the Byron Sewerage Treatment Plant. Already the plant is working at 75% capacity. Expansion, at taxpayer expense, will be required sooner than originally planned.
- Currently, the effluent from the Byron Sewerage Treatment Plant is over 3 mega litres a day. Its disposal is into the network of drains managed by the Union Drain Trust.
- The Trust objects to the quantity of effluent which currently runs through the Union Drain network, which exceeds the original agreement of 1 mega litre per day. Already, until the situation is corrected, they are calling for a building moratorium for Byron Bay.
- The Union Drain Trust opposes the mega development because of the structural disturbances to the many kilometres of drains that it manages.
- To cope with existing and increased amounts of effluent, Byron Council is considering running the effluent through the drains of the Arts and Industrial Estate, through the drain across West Byron and then directly into the Belongil Creek.