PHOTO: Stephen JaquieryThe Otago Regional Council is looking for a potential repeat offender after Kaikorai Stream was recently polluted with paint, the second such contamination in a year. The stream flows through residential and industrial areas, and Land Air Water Aotearoa rates its water quality as low, mainly due to the number of stormwater drains that discharge into the waterway. With hundreds of homes and premises in the area it was difficult to establish where the paint came from, ORC environmental monitoring and operations director Scott MacLean said. A similar incident of paint pollution had been reported at the same time last year, Mr MacLean said. Kaikorai Stream feeds into Waldronville lagoon and then the ocean, so the impact of paint or other pollutants in the stream was wide-reaching, he said.
Source: Otago Daily Times November 14, 2017 16:07 UTC