News

I wasn’t taking a leak, dam pilot says

A man was caught urinating in Awoonga Dam, which supplies water to Gladstone.
A man was caught urinating in Awoonga Dam, which supplies water to Gladstone. Contributed

THE pilot who was snapped urinating in the Awoonga Lake dam has denied the action despite being caught on camera.

The Observer on Friday published a photograph of a man weeing into Gladstone water source and key recreational facility.

The company he works for, Australia by Seaplane, is undertaking an internal investigation before deciding what action needs to be taken.

But The Observer online readers said there was more to worry about than urine in the dam - including exhaust from boats and run-off from neighbouring farms.

Barney Point writer nitri123 said dilution was the solution.

"I literally chuckled to myself that this woman is concerned that this man's urine might make it all the way to her tap, which she doesn't really drink from anyways because of her 'allergies'."

Gladstone commenter bcosh said if people were concerned about the drinking water they should look at the farms and what was running into the water from them.

Topics:  lake awoonga, pilot, public urination, water supply




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Couple choose Gladstone as final destination

Pearl and John Jacobsen have travelled around the world on their Pacific Pearl II for the past 35 years, and are selling to begin a new chapter on land. Photo Sarah Barnham / The Observer

HAVE YOU seen the bright red yacht at the marina?

'We're not radicals, haters': Anti-Islam party in Gladstone

FEDERAL ELECTION: Australian Liberty Alliance Queensland Senate candidate Chelle Dobson on the hustings in Gladstone. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer

Senate candidate Chelle Dobson pulls into town

Latest deals and offers

Shark Hunter warns of Attack

Shark hunter Joel merchant hooks a Tiger shark.

Joel Merchant says more sharks on the way as temperature drops.

Australian Liberty Alliance

FEDERAL ELECTION: Australian Liberty Alliance Queensland Senate candidate Chelle Dobson on the hustings in Gladstone. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer

FEDERAL ELECTION: Australian Liberty Alliance Queensland Senate candidate Chelle...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Gladstone's 10 cheapest houses for sale

ALL of the houses are selling for well under $200,000.