Environment, What's Happening

Reducing Lagoon contamination – Piha

2 Comments 30 January 2015

EcoMattersLogoReducing Lagoon contamination on the West Coast

Join EcoMatters staff at the Piha lagoon and find out more about this project!

  • Sat 7th Feb 11 – 2pm – See you there
  • Talk with us about septic tank contamination of the lagoon
  • Sign up for one of 40 FREE septic tank technical assessments.
  • Tell us how we can reach everyone in your community
  • Find out how you can help to raise awareness and make the lagoon safe to swim in again

EcoMatters have been engaged by Auckland Council to work with us to reduce/prevent contaminants entering the Piha lagoon from septic tanks.   There are other contaminants like fowl & dog poo, but the project is starting with education about and septic tank assessments.

ALL information seen/heard on any private property will stay in strictest confidence with EcoMatters.  There is no specific information sharing with the Council.  Only general findings, eg: what % of septic tanks were working well etc, will be shared.

I know a number of EcoMatters staff : they are lovely and trustworthy – please trust them, offer them a tea or coffee and some good Piha hospitality.  Bobbie

Any questions/concerns you have can be answered by phoning EcoMatters on 826 4276.  Project Manager, Dan, 021 2423382



A similar program will be run for Karekare and Bethells

Your Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike Stanley says:

    The North Piha lagoon should be very easy to fix.
    Not many septic tanks there !
    Some strategic testing should soon identify the cause.
    Old Waitakere Council would not assist in this regard,
    It would be great to report progress in cleaning up at least one lagoon – and it should be so easy to achieve !

  2. The Bounder says:

    It must be obvious to the untrained eye that the lagoon has become a damned nuisance and the sooner it is filled in the better. Perhaps some of that Asbestos could be thrown in as well as that silly hidden sign behind the entrance security gate warning people that it may or may not be safe to swim there. Then we could also dismantle that crooked concrete bridge, straighten it out and put it where it is needed between the RSA and the camping ground.

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