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LAKE HOROWHENUA NATURAL DISASTER LAKE IN NZ
HOROWHENUA LAKE ACCORD HOROWHENUA DISTRICT COUNCIL WANT TO RELEASE STORMWATER AND WASTWATER BACK INTO THE LAKE
Horowhenua District Council is considering a report to ratify a 1973 Lake Trust agreement that would allow the Council to continue discharging Levin's stormwater into Lake Horowhenua. Well this is against the whole signing of this Accord as at October 2013 and now are the rest of the signatories following thus allowing them off the hook on this signing of the Accord and cleaning this Lake. Blame can not be put on Mayor Duffy as without the likes of Horizons etc Lindsay Burnell, Nathan Guy & Malcom Guy, DOC these are the ones who must share repsonsibility and they have had many years to support the Council and done nothing.
The council it seems claims the application is to dam or block the drain is emotive and misleading. The Lake Accord identifies stormwater diversion as one of the management actions but will they block this action by Council. Although the report says that consenting issues are not applicable, Horizon's submission point out that discharges of stormwater from urban areas may still require resource consent in the future. Many of you will be aware of the report produced by Dr Max Gibbs from NIWA last year. More recent research has identified other contaminants entering the lake via Levin's stormwater system. Any storm and waste water discharge to the lake is likely to be a non-complying activity under the One Plan and needs resource consent just like any industry dischargiung waste water.
As Nathan Guy said in his speech the Lake is special to all but he must also realize the way to the future of a clean Lake is to get rid of the sludge on the bottom via hydraulic dredging. Without you will never be able to swim in this Lake. But now see what the Horowhenua District Council wants to do contrary to this Accord signing. Its not good that none of the Accord members have even a game plan? They want outside views but a toilet lake holds an obvious solution----stop whats coming in and proscute those who flaunt and pollute then dredge the lake.
Horowhenua District Council prefer a Lake like this and if Sword allows them then
the Maori owners lose their Lake
NOW WHAT THE DUMB MTA WRITES TO PORTRAY THEMSELVES AS SAVIOURS:
If you read what this Accord has accomplished its nothing.
1/. The above they are montioring the lake level and paying for this to be done when we already know --big deal?
2/. The have caught & counted the fish--Royguard has done nothing else but does this solve the sediment problem.
3/. They think by putting plants & trees it will solve the sludge problem? It will just suck out the water more.
As put forward to them they HAVE NOT BOTHERED
1/. To monitor the inlets for further pollution & to prosecute notice on anyone who pollutes the Lake. Well we all know the Council wish to continue dumping waste into our Lake
2/. They have not even looked at removing the sediment from the Lake bed.
3/. They have zero contingency plans
PROPOSED PLAN CLEANUP
It has been 62 years that Horowhenua Lake has had sediment, sewerage and contaminants from dairy & horticulture in this Lake ? The Lake is choked with weed, sediment and manures from horticulture and dairy farm run offs account for 50% of the water runoff and this Lake is No 107 of a total 114 most contaminated Lakes in NZ by the Ministry of the Environment. Once rich in food sources from mussels to kakahi it has now been reduced to a contaminated mess.
All are too blame