I will try to answer from what I know. It would be great to interview
Morgan to get his answers on some of the questions. Your question
first, my answer with the D
1) is there sewage in the lagoon? ....Some scientific evidence
would be good, like a testing of the water. Or maybe some visible
sign of sewage going into it.
D - During the rainy season there is water coming out of the hole in
the manhole cover both in front of the Delegado by the Jardin and at
the end of the road by the Lagoon. Both have a smell at times with
the one by the Delegados office being the stronger of the two.
Since this discussion is about the Lagoon I will not discuss the one by
the Delegado's office except to say it is a source of pollution and
should be dealt with. I have never seen anything other than clear water
come out of either, from what I know those (and there are not that many)
who did hook up to the sewer hooked up their existing septic tank
systems at the point where it would normally go into a drain field,
meaning it had already been through the septic tank. Testing of the
water coming out of the manhole cover, the Lagoon and the ocean would
really be a great place to start so we know what we are actually dealing
2) The second question is: if there is sewage in the lagoon, where does
it enter. If it is true that the sewage is a result of the pumps
being turned off in the wet season, then where does the non-pumped
sewage exit the sewer pipes and enter the lagoon.
D - As far as I know the only source is the manhole cover right
by the Lagoon, you can see the water coming out in various strengths
depending on the amount of rain we have had.
3) The sewer has only been in operation for 2-3 years. Was there
sewage going into the lagoon before that?
D - Not as far as I remember, nothing visible like there is now.
4) If there is sewage getting into the lagoon, and it seems like there
may be, then one has to ask the question - why spend money to build
a bridge for the convenience of some, but ignore what is surely a health
threat for most?
D - They are separate issues and should be treated as such in
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