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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.

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