I am unbievably relieved to know that people are taking this issue seriously. There is one thing that perhaps I did not fully explain (or explain well enough to be understood), the primary bad odour appears to be more isolated to one area of the lagoon, in the corner nearest the poop plant. The smell is not where the boats are kept nor it is further into the lagoon.
All the comments regarding decaying plant materials, tht is all part of the ecosytem found within the lagoon, it has a very distintive surfur smell, the odour that I am referring to is certainly more organic, more of that of a sceptic system. You only have to go to certain manholes around the village (south side of the jardin for example) to smell the same odour. Drop by the poop plant, take a wift, that is the odour of human waste not rotting vegetation.
This is not the first nor will it be the last of this issue, how the lagoon is being contaminating the water in the lagoon is a mystery best explained by some of the locals but from a conversation yesterday, to acknowledge its existance as a possible problem would mean something might have to be done about it.
Like I have previously stated, I think this problem is more new than old, in previous years I did not smell it in the order of what it is presently. One of the manholes on the road adjacent to the entrance of the croc viewing station, there is an evidence of liquid coming out the sewer manhole, where do you think this goes? Shit runs down hill (this is a given) and this must be a low spot in the system.
I think what should be done along with all the other suggestions is to get a full understanding of the sewage system itself. How was it designed? How is it being maintained? Is there any treatment? Is the system running 24/7 or does it shut down for any reason and then allowed to over flow? Who is responsible for its operation?
The smell in the lagoon is the result not the cause, what is the cause? Perhaps the town is doing something different this year and in previous years?
All questions that should be addressed. In November there was a petition being circulated addressing sewage as a concern but I am not sure what happened to it.
Please keep all those inquiring minds working, if enough people show there is an interest regarding health concerns, maybe some progress can be made. I remember not to long ago, there was a number of people with respiratory issues, one possible cause could be dry fecal matter in the dust we all breathe. Again only me asking the question.
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