Ten Things we know:
1. The lagoon smells like sewage and has not smelled like this before.
2. A sanitation engineer suggests it could be sewage contamination could be causing the smell.
3. Some local households could be flushing directly into the lagoon, although likely has happened for years.
4. The sewer pumps may be turned off during rainy season resulting in sewage and rain runoff to flow from at least two sewer manholes.
5. The manhole discharge seems not to be heavily contaminated and does flow into the mouth of the lagoon, and thus directly into the sea.
6. Blocking the natural discharge of the lagoon during abnormal dry season rainfall causes the lagoon to overflow into areas it shouldn't.
7. The sewer system, when working as it should, likely present no threat to the lagoon.
8. Blocking the lagoon is likely a bad idea and a bridge would be a better way to access the northern part of the beach.
9. The whole question of whether or not the lagoon is badly contaminated could easily be answered by testing the water for E Coli. It's a very inexpensive test .... but who does it?
10. E Coli is dangerous for the health.
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