“Partially treated discharge at warriewood at 5:25pm 5/1/16. Flows receiving wet weather treatment.”
Warriewood provides secondary treatment so when there’s a partially treated discharge, it means that not all the effluent exiting the system a few hundred metres from Warriewood beach is treated to that standard.
0030 this morning: “Sydney Water and SurfRider Foundation have advised of a partially treated discharge at Warriewood Wastewater Treatment Plant due to heavy rainfall. Flows are receiving wet weather treatment. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/1a8r58u.” · During these events wastewater is partially treated. If there is ever an instance of untreated wastewater being released (extremely improbable) we have a completely different notification process involving Health and the EPA.
Out on an errand this afternoon and had a chance to check Warriewood-Mona and Collaroy-Narra around 3pm. You weren’t missing much. Wind has backed off a fair amount but it’s still SE and the ocean is still messy and lumpy and disorganised. Only folk I saw in the water were half a dozen messing about in the slop burgers at Warriewood. As the pics show, nothing amazing, but you could have a bit of fun with ’em. And that’s not a bad thing!
They’re gonna yell at you mate…
One of the few options this afternoon – and not crowded at all.
South swell of a couple metres and SW winds combined to deliver the Warriewood crew some of the better waves around the northern beaches on Saturday morning. I stood on the beach for awhile and shot over a 100 snaps of the action.
Around 0815 there were a few makeable ones in the mix.
The short version is that there are sizable sets at Warriewood for the hardy band that have battled out through the relentless big windswell. Sets are into the overhead range and the wind’s not too bad right in the corner. However, as you come down the beach it becomes more of a factor. As a consequence, there is good size at the other end of the beach at Mona Vale, but it’s just too messy for anyone to have bothered to paddle out.