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Fix the Sewerage Pipes in Mullumbimby Please!!!!

Fix the Sewerage Pipes in Mullumbimby Please!!!!

A small group of locals and a couple of Japanese Wwoofers held a demonstration outside the Council Chambers last Thursday to persuade the councillors to ‘fix the poo pipes’ rather than immediately spend money on a new STP. Their priorities were: replace disintegrating terracotta pipes under Mullum; build wastewater storage for farmland irrigation; replace faulty ‘stink pump’ in Mill Street which, in wet weather, dispatches untreated sewage into the Brunswick River; and then build a new STP. ‘Since the life expectancy of the new STP is only 30 years, ratepayers may still be paying for it long after its use-by date,’ said the protesters.


Attending a demo for the first time, Eri Ogawa from Wakayama in Japan said, ‘I feel I can do a little thing – I was glad to join you.’  She and her partner Tomoki Fuchinoue, buoyed by their activism experience, feel motivated to protect the beautiful traditional old houses in their home town which lie deserted and are usually demolished rather than being renovated.          
 

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