Open letter to Dan.
I'm not sure why you are so concerned about water quality in La Manzanilla. To my knowledge there has been no outbreaks of any serious illness here that can be directly related to either surface or ocean water. Granted, there is, for a short period of time after a storm, some sewage runoff into the laggon and ocean. There is absolutely no evidence that the beach waters are contaminated. That is not to deny that there is a problem - just to say we need to put it into perspective.
If the best you can do in terms of offering advice as an experienced sanitation engineer is to quote some horrific stories from a surfboarding website, that may or may not have ant relation to our situation in La Manzanilla, then you have likely discredited yourself.
Nobody here denies that the liquid flowing from the manholes is sewage. The question is - how serious a problem is it and how do you fix it. This community is, not withstanding your advice, well on it's way to dealing with this,
We in this community well understand that the current testing does not disprove the existence of harmful organisms in the beach water. The test kit used here is, as previously stated, a reliable and tevhnologically advanced method to determine data,in spite of your claims. The work done in this regard has just started, and the answers will be found.
Dan, nobody here is banning you from coming to La Manzanilla. Any attacks you may perceive are against the manner in which you state your views, not you personally. According to you, nobody here knows anything and you know everything. I think that you underestimate the strength of the community here.
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