Second discharge to Mataura River under investigation

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    Second discharge to Mataura River under investigation
    Angler Tony Dawson laid a complaint with Environment Southland after finding a green discharge from the Mataura wastewater plant in the Mataura River.
    Angler Tony Dawson laid a complaint with Environment Southland after finding a green discharge from the Mataura wastewater plant in the Mataura River.

    Environment Southland is investigating another discharge into the Mataura River, allegedly from a Gore District Council wastewater plant.

    Angler Tony Dawson said he took photos of a “muddy green” discharge, allegedly from the Mataura township’s wastewater plant outfall pipe into the Mataura River on Wednesday afternoon.

    “It just about made me cry. A beautiful brown trout was rising to take flies off the top of the river through this green plume, which had discoloured the water.”

    Read the full story by Rachael Kelly at Stuff.co.nz 2 February 2019

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