No 'stench' or corrosion found
Council officers have investigated a reported stench and suspected corroded water infrastructure at the Heath Rd and Araluen Dr intersection, Hardys Bay.
However, the council staff said in a report to council that the investigation did not identify any stench emanating from the stormwater drainage at the location.
"Inspection shows that the drainage pipeline is in satisfactory condition and showing no signs of corrosion,'' the report said.
"At this location, naturally occurring bacteria is likely taking advantage of oxidised iron in the water, which appear as a rust brown-orange stain.
"This may give the impression that the pipeline may be corroding.
"This is not the case, and it is not considered to be causing any risk to the condition of the infrastructure or to the community,'' the report concluded.
Cr Rebecca Gale Collins initiated the report when she asked council to investigate the "stench and suspected corroded water infrastructure down from the Hardys Bay Club".
Central Coast Council agenda 5.7, 29 April 2019