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Formosa cops heavy fine for wastewater (NZ)

POSTED ON August 27, 2020 @ 5:19 pm

wastewater Formosa Golf Resort in Auckland has been fined nearly $90,000 after discharging untreated wastewater into a creek despite warnings to fix the problem.

The discharge was having a detrimental effect on the land and nearby Waikopua Creek, council officers found.

Auckland Council in 2019 found Formosa’s wastewater treatment system had been neglected and was seriously malfunctioning, discharging untreated, or partially treated, wastewater directly into the environment.

This came after previous notices and warnings to fix the problem at the resort complex in Beachlands, which includes accommodation, an 18-hole golf course and club facilities, a restaurant and fitness centre.

Source: nzherald

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