The Kepler Block land
is the site chosen by SDC for the discharge of sewage
from Te Anau.
The land is adjacent to the Te Anau-Manapouri Airport,
approximately 19kms from Te Anau, 4kms from Manapouri and
less than 1km from nearby homes.
SDC's application for
resource consent .accepts that there will be:
offensive sewage odour, pollution of groundwater,
pollution of waterways including the
Waiau River and Lake Manapouri and a risk of bird-strike
at the airport. The application does not mention: public
health risks, the potential for rates blow-out,
or suggest more appropriate and safer choices that ought
to be explored.