So here is another letter asking for information and documentation from KDC about statements on the wastewater issues at Baylys Beach....again, as of today...no reply from his office or any others at KDC.
26 May 2010
Councillor G. Taylor
Kaipara District Council
42 Hokianga Road
Private Bag 1001
Dear Councillor Taylor:
In the Baylys Beach Wastewater community meeting held Wed 3 Feb 2010 at Baylys Beach, Notes of Meeting (page 75, Wed 24 Feb 2010, KDC Council Agenda Meeting) you made the following statements:
1) In paragraph 3, you state “Firstly, there is the soil type – at Baylys this is sandy soil which means it is free draining. There is also the contour of the land which means it is all running towards the ocean.”
With regard the above statement, would you please produce a copy of the reports and documents held in your possession, and those held in the possession of KDC staff, from registered geologists, geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists, stratigraphers, or other similarly qualified individuals, that support your statement, which infers that the soil type and contour features at Baylys are not appropriate for septic tank treatment and disposal of residential wastewater.
2) In the same document “Notes of Meeting”, page 96, paragraph 8, you have stated “We know some of the septic tanks in the community are quite old and some are corroded. Some were designed for a different purpose…there are those that don’t meet the necessary specifications anymore. Finally there are those that we know are just faulty.”
With regard to this statement, have you, acting in your capacity as Portfolio Manager for Wastewater, or has any KDC staff, taken steps to notify, inform, make contact, or taken any corrective action against residents with faulty septic systems at Baylys, as per KDC Bylaws for Wastewater and Stormwater discharge?
3) In paragraph 8, of page 96, of the above cited document, you state ”… a septic tank will require a 300 linear meter run away…” Would you please provide a copy of the reports or documents from registered geologists, geotechnical engineers, hydrogeologists, stratigraphers, or other similarly qualified individuals, that support your statement.
Darwin S. Linthicum