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Hydie Claims Open Title 2006/07

Congratulations Andrew Hyde for taking out the coveted Peninsula Surfriders Open Championship, just pipping Jack Winter in a close tussle for the title. Well done to Georgie Fish who's results speak for themselves, claiming both the Girl's and Women's Titles. Taking out Junior's was Liam Jolly, with Josh Hallam claiming the Cadets.

Congrats to all divisions winners, as well as the commitee for once again putting on a great prezo night and contest season for that matter, well done Redeye, Fasso, Claire, Skip, Jane, Emily, Lachy, Homer and the rest of the team. Full Season Results

Australian Surf Masters 2007

Congrats to our crew who went to Forster for the Aussie Titles including Melissa, Amy, Jack, Tex, Slim, Shan, Delly, Wattsy and congrats to Harry for a 3rd in the O/40 and Lloydy for a 3rd in O/45 Finals. Well done guys for making the trip!

2007 Victorian Masters Titles

Sunday 20th May saw the Vic Masters completed at 1st Carpark Gunna. Despite the huge crossshore conditions everyone put on a brave face in the water including our team of Amy, Melissa, Harry, Delly, Skip, Drakey, Bazza, Wattsy, Slim, Tex, Shan and Hydie. Well done to Harry and Tex who both claimed their respective division's titles! A lot of the crew will be heading to Forster for the Aussies later in Sept.

4th & 5th PSC Contests 2007

Saturday May 12th saw a jam packed day of surfing with the completion of the 4th Contest Finals and 5th Contest all in one day. The conditions at 1st Car Park Gunnamatta were excellent with 3-5ft left and right bowls and offshore winds all day. Photos in GALLERY >

4th Contest Completed ... almost !
Saturday 21st April saw the 4th aggregate contest fire up in ultra fun 3ft left and right bowls at First Carpark Gunnamatta. The day way a raging succcess until the change came through and put an end to proceedings with the finals being postponed until 12th May.

Good Results at Volcom Contest, Rye
We also had some great results at the Volcom comp held at Rye with heaps of our Club Members doing well on the day and a few making it through to the finals. We saw Mark Walker and Andrew Hyde getting 3rd and 4th in the Open final, Georgia Fish getting 4th in the Girls final, Liam Jolly winning the Junior final ahead of Caiden Fowler 3rd and Ryan Chalmers 4th. And Tim Williams making the under 14 final and getting 4th. Well-done guys. It was a great day for everyone and thanks to Volcom for supporting this coast and making it a free entry and a fun event with so many prizes.

Torquay Wins 2007 Jim Beam Surf Tag
The annual Jim Beam Surf Tag Victorian Finals were held in big messy windy conditions at Rye Back Beach on Sunday 27th January. Final placings were; 1st Torquay / 2nd Phillip Is / 3rd 13th Beach / 4th Peninsula. Full report

GT Takes out 2007 Cash Contest
If you were at the cash comp held on 20th January you will no doubt agree that the quality of waves, whilst slightly inconsistent throughout the day, there was more than we could have hoped for. Clean, long, 4-5ft right hand walls were on offer for all competitors and the majority of waves included a great, shallow end section. The small entry fee was well worth the opportunity to have first Car Park like that with such little company, or so I thought after such an action packed and busy holiday period. ( More from Lachy )

OPEN: 1. G Taylor / 2. Darty / 3. Hydey / 4. Tex / 5. R Drake / 6. Jack W ... U/16 Boys: 1. Caiden / 2. J Hallam / 3. R Chalmers / 4. T Mckinley ... Girls: 1. Lisa Black / 2. Sian Lewis / 3. Sophie Cizek / 4. Sophie McKinley ... View photos

3rd Club Comp Completed at Rye
The 3rd instalment of the 2006/07 Season has been completed in a repeat to last comp's very contestable and clean waves at Rye Back Beach. Read the contest Report and Full Results >

2nd Club Contest Rye : Report
Huey finally pulled through with some great ocean beaches surf for the 2nd PSC contest of the 2006-07 season. A very, very early start saw the completion of the 3 remaining finals from the first comp in fantastic 3-4ft rights at Rye. Congratulations to winners Texas, Liam Jolly and Ronnie.

With two great right-handers on offer the decision was made to split the comp. The cadets took full advantage of the perfect conditions with some great turns from Tom Stenford, Michael Doherty and Wade Cochrane showing the high scoring potential of the banks.

Excellent, high scoring rides were commonplace in the open and junior heats with standout surfers being Jolly, Caiden, Hydey, Tim Dexter, Micah, Chuck, Homer, Edgo, Darty, Camilla and Sophie McKinley. Unfortunately the quality of the waves saw many of the favourites fall to some great surfing from newer members and the ever enthusiastic juniors. With a dropping tide and slight sea breeze, the waves just became even more "smash-able" prior to their deterioration at the start of the junior final. We managed to get the day finished reasonably early considering the extra hour of competition to be completed. Congratulations to all division winners and finalists. The standard of surfing was much higher than last year with many junior surfers pushing the older guys.

Thanks to everyone who helped out, Sammy and Brooksy, as well as Rod Barber, Tim Howey, Barn, Mel Harrison and anyone not mentioned.

Lachy & Homer. VIEW RESULTS

1st Club Comp Completed at Point Leo
After much deliberation the decision was made to run the first event for the 06/07 season at Point Leo (thanks to Adam for the early surf report!). On arrival clean, 4ft plus sets greeted members and with a quick start the cadets showed the quality of the surf with some high scoring rides. The day ran smoothly with great weather, waves and surfing until the rapid, outgoing tide killed the chances of completion. So with 3 finals remaining (open, junior and grand masters), the decision was made to pull the pin. Those finals will be held early in the day at the next competition. ( Photo: Georgia Fish tearing up the Hump at Leo )

A huge thanks to Richie, Shannon, Edgo, Jane, Skip, Hydey, Sam Grant and Brooksy for their help in the tent (and anyone forgotten). Great turn out by all and good to see some new faces around the club. VIEW RESULTS

Australian Surf Masters 2006 : Bells
The Australian Surf Masters were held at solid Bells last week with our team consisting of Mark Walker, Salim Delvean (Pictured), Gary Burns, Mark Harrison, Phil Trigger and Melissa Dart-Harrison.

The contest started on fathers day with 4-5ft Bells Bowl. The swell jacked over the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday peaking with Onshore and ugly 6-8 ft Bells. The biggest day organisers got the 'boo hahs' and moved it around to Torquay Point, believe it or not and to Bazza’s absolute horror.

The swell held in for the rest of the week peaking again on the friday at about 6ft Bells for the finals. The conditions really seemed to suit the viccos with us being well represented through the finals and semi finals.

Overall Viccos dominated the blue ribbon divisions winning Open Mens, Over28, & Over40. Victoria came 2nd overall in the tag team. Our results included: Selim (15th), Tex (9th), Bazza (3rd), Triggs (2nd), Harry (5th, 7th) and Melissa (7th). Well done all those who competed and flew the PSC flag high. MEL.

PSC Big Wave Charger Skeet Tackles WA Bombs!

Tex Claims Open Title in Season 2005/06

Congrats to Mark 'Tex' Walker for taking out the A-Grade Title for a second time in his career. Well done to the other division winners including; Sophie Sizek, Sian Lewis, Adam Morris, Caiden Fowler, Sam Grant, Craig Burton, Selim Dalvean, Tim Howie, and Ronnie Gorringe. Other awards included Most Improved Boys Liam Jolly, Most Improved Girl Georgia Fish, Encouragement Award Ryan Chalmers, and Best Judge Andrew Holman.

Special awards went to Ian Burns for best clubman as well as receiving a Life Membership, Chris 'Redeye' Fowler for Best Committee member, and Claire Easton for her tireless hours behind the scenes, well done guys and gals.

We would also like to thank the rest of the committee for all their work this season; Ash, Jane, Skip, Robbie, Lachy, Emily, Adam, Wellsy, JP, Wilko, Bernard, Johnny, and BMC, as well as Gav, Howie, Shan, Jai, Melissa who devote their time for the club; and anyone who helped out this season.

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PSC Surfers Dominate Vic Masters Titles

Last weekend in epic surf at Bells Beach saw Peninsula surfers Mark Walker, Mark Harrison, Garry Burns and Phil Trigger dominate the Victorian Masters Titles. Mark Walker finished a respectable 4th place in the Senior Men’s division with Mark Harrison (competing in 2 divisions) taking out the Senior Masters title and placing 2nd in the Masters division. Garry Burns who also competed in two divisions took out the Grand Master Title and finished 2nd place behind Harry in the Senior Masters. Phil Trigger took out the Legends Title in a hotly contested field and Peninsula female surfer Daniella Bayliss took out the Senior Women title.

PSC V's PIBC Challenge
If you weren’t there at the PSC and Phillip Island club Challenge, you missed a classic.

It was a fantastic day from start to finish, both clubs gottogether for the first time in over 15 years to hold a club challenge held at the Woolamai in some of the best 3-5ft contestable waves we’ve had in a long time.

The day involved surfing all divisions of the club including a Legends heat where we brought Paul Trigger in to help Skip out. Phillip Island got off to a good early start and we had to play catch up throughout the day.

3rd PSC Contest Completed
Saturday 18th March saw PSC's 3rd Aggregate Contest in ever changing 3-5ft conditions at 2nd Carpark Gunnamatta. Well done Chuck, Sophie and Alex for taking out their divsions.

Direct Link found between Gunna Outfall & Diatom Bloom

Clean Ocean Foundation has determined that the water discolouration and odour present at Rye, St Andrews and Gunnamatta beaches overthe last 4 weeks is the direct result of sewage discharge at Gunnamatta.

Testing conducted in the diatom bloom not only revealed Clostridium perfringens (a bacterial indicator of faecal contamination) throughout the bloom but toxic ammonia at concentrations far exceeding the EPA's Recommended Water Quality Criteria. The results confirmed that sewage discharge from the Gunnamatta outfall was present in the diatom bloom.

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Torquay Wins Jim Beam Surf Tag

Torquay Boardriders took out the annual Jim Beam Victorian Surf Tag Title plus a cool $1000 with some awesome surfing from Jirah Laws and Josh Rush at Rye Back Beach on Saturday February 12th. over Phillip Is BC, Peninsula 3rd and 13th Beach Boardriers 4th. Our team consisting of Peter Derham (pictured above on his way to scoring a massive 17.5), John Cleary, Mark Walker, Jack Winter and Garry Taylor (with Coaches C Watto & Redeye), put on a good show but ran short of time in the end. TBC and PIBC will go onto the National Finals in Sydney. Next year boys.

On a high note our own Sophie Ciszek scored $200 for winning the Schick Quattro Womens Xpression Session. More info

2nd Contest Finally Run & Won
After a couple of postponements, Christmas and the New Year break, we finally got the conditions to hold our 2nd Aggregate Contest at good old reliable 1st Carpark Gunna in very contestable 3ft conditions. With some big performances by the Juniors & Girls who really shook up the senior establishment with many grommets making finals and unleashing big moves as above and Adam Morris' 10 point ride.

Victorian Teams & Conservation Titles

Congratulations to our team who finished 2nd this year, just missing out on a win in small inconsistant surf. Well done Tracey Brown, Sean Winter, Alex Vrana, Adam Morris, Liam Jolly, Garry Taylor, Simon Forward, Skeeta, Wombat, Tim Birnie, Andrew Everist and Jack Winter who all all ripped! Next year I'm sure we'll be singing the club song holding the trophy on the way home.

In the Victorian Open Titles, air specialist Simon McShane won his third title over Jirah Laws, Glyndon Ringrose and Derrick Bassed.

Australian Masters Titles 2005
Well done to the Members of the club who represented Victoria and the club at the Aussie Titles on the Central Coast NSW recently. With some great results from Mark Walker, Amy Hacket, Tracey Brown, Selim Delvean, Shannon Creasey and Andrew Dell. Congratulations from all the club members.

1st Contest 2005/06 Report
Saturday 15th of October saw sunny skies and solid conditions at Gunnamatta 1st Car Park with an excellent turnout of over 90 competitors throughout the divisions to kick off another exciting PSC season.

Highlights included the Juniors, who performed extremely well in the tricky conditions showcasing the strength coming up in the club, with 04/05 Cadet Champion Adam Morris taking the final closely followed by Alex Vrana.

Peninsula expatriate Simon Forward was welcomed back to the club after pursuing his shaping career on the west coast, dominating the Open A division taking out the final with an excellent display of solid power surfing.

The day's operations were smoothly run with special thanks to Treasurer Claire Easton, taking care of financial and tally matters, Lauchlan McDonald for keeping the heats in the water, JP Ricca having the BBQ on the trot and the rest of the committee and members for all the help throughout the event sharing the load judging, setting up and enjoying the day as a team.

A reminder to all members that the next comp is on Saturday 19th Nov, with the opportunity for new members to join and get involved, meet at 1st CP Gunna at 7.30. Good luck to the PSC team competing in the Victorian Teams Titles event on the 13th November.

Check Results & Photos from the first contest of 2005/06 ›

Auction night a great success!
Once again the Auction night was a huge night and great success, and we took an incredible $33,000 on the night. Lots of people walked away with bargains and others went home with some great memorabilia. Some spent a little too much, but hey it was for a good cause. I would personally like to thank every individual company and person who donated something for the night. With out those donations we would not be able to have a clubhouse like we have got today. I have been asked so many times who booked the entertainment for the night. Well I have to say I canOt take the credit for that one, but I sure you will all like to say something to Mark Howey. He was the man. Thanks heaps to the committee members that put in on this one, you did a fantastic job, and thanks to Ron Gorringe and Ian Burns for stepping in and helping out when it was needed. And a special thanks to Clare and Skip who had major dramaOs with their six boy James on the day but still manage to turn up and help out, and of course spend a few dollars.

Gunnamatta Receives Death Sentence
Today the John Thwaites controlled EPA refused to enforce the existing works approval that would have seen the Eastern Treatment Plant upgraded to produce Class A water. According to Clean Ocean Foundation President, Peter Smith – "The announcement has ensured Gunnamtta will remain's most polluted beach for at least another 10 years."

Tim Birnie Wins 3rd Open Title 2004/05
Saturday 4th June saw PSC 2005 Presentation Night held at the Atrium in Mt Martha. With a massive 'dressed to impress' turn out, plenty of beer and grub, and a rockin band 'The Exotics' the club, and Golf Club was in for a big night.

Division winners included Tim Birnie, Tracy Browne, Rob Warden, Tim Dexter, Adam Morris, Charles Nairn, Tim Antonie, Mark Harrison and Ronnie Gorringe.
Full Results

Single Fin Classic & 30 Year Celebration
Held in conjunction with PSC's 30 Year Anniversary, this year's Classic was held in 4-6ft offshore conditions at the old Suicide Point at Point Leo, with a large swell and crowd running into Western Port on Saturday 30th April.

Andrew Hyde

Final Contest 04/05 Great Conditions
Saturday 14th May saw last aggregate contest for the 2004/05. With sunny, offshore 2-3ft conditions, the day was a great finish to the season with plenty of big turns and barrels on the sucky right hand bank at First Carpark Gunna. Final results held until Preso Night for Season 2004/05 on the 4th at the Atrium. Andrew Hyde pictured above by Jason Sammon.

4th Aggregate Contest 2004/05
Saturday 19 March saw the second last aggregate contest for the 2004/05. With sunny 2-3ft conditions at First Carpark Gunna, the day went down a treat considering the weather been pretty average otherwise.

PSC puts in a great effort in the National SURFTAG Finals

Sydney, March 14, 2005 ...Umina Boardriders from NSW Central Coast have won the Jim Beam National Surftag Series and received $7,000 for the win, with Snapper Rocks 2nd, North Steyne 3rd and Curl Curl 4th.

PSC put on a massive show against some very fine teams to finish 14th overall in the country. (Pictured: Tim Birnie / Photo: Sammon)

Green Slime found at Gunnamatta?
Many surfers have reportedly been sick after surfing in the noxious green slime that oozed around first car-park on 15 February 2005. So if this was you and you want to make a difference read below and put up a fight.

Picture a world where synthetic chemicals and endocrine disrupters enter the water cycle through outfalls and drains into the ocean. Imagine a world where birth defects, testicular cancer and breast cancer spirals out of control. In this world governments pour billions of dollars into research looking for cures while almost completely ignoring the causes. It shouldn't be too hard to visualize this world because most of us have been living in it all our lives

What can you do? You can make a massive difference to the health of our planet by visiting the EPA website and submitting a comment on why you think the Eastern Treatment Plant should be upgraded immediately. Contact the EPA now, We are running out of time, the future is in your hands:

3rd Contest Completed (2005)
PSC's 3rd Aggregate was held on Sunday 6th February (due to a Volcom contest on the Saturday) in junky, but very contestable 2-4ft right hand wedges at 1st carpark, Gunna.

Taking out the OPEN division was '11 times' PSC Champion - Garry Taylor, pictured here by Jason Sammon. Also stepping up were cadets Adam Morris & Josh Brown, and B Boys Foxy & Wardo.

PSC to SurfTag National Finals 2005
Saturday 29th Jan saw our team compete in the Jim Beam SURFTAG VIC/TAS titles at Rye Back Beach.

A win in the early heat over 13th and Tassie's Clifton saw us go straight into the final. After a slow start, Wombat pulled the team from 4th to 2nd with a 18.46 combo, and securing a spot in the National Surf Tag Finals at Curl Curl in Sydney. Good luck guys. (SURFER: Skeeta / PIC: J Sammon)

PSC COMP 2 Contest 4 Dec 2004
Saturday 4th December saw our 2nd Contest held in sunny, offshore conditions with a 1-3ft swell producing great little lefts and rights all day at 1st Car Park, Gunnamatta.

A great contest day with nearly 100 surfers in competition with Tim Birnie once again taking out the Open Division, can anybody beat this boy?

Vic Titles & Teams Titles Weekend 2004
The weekend of the 16th & 17th Oct saw the team head over to the West Coast for the Vic Open & Teams Titles. No great luck on the Saturday.

On Sunday our team struggled a tad in the tiny conditions, finishing behind Torquay, 13th and Island clubs. On the bus trip home the team dreamt of better conditions in the future over a few ales with the catch-cry - "it shoulda been at Gunna!".

First Aggregate Contest (Oct 2004)
Saturday 2nd October saw the first PSC Aggregate Contest for the 2004/05 Season. With 2-3ft clean conditions at First Carpark Gunnamatta and a good turn out from all existing and new members.

Tim Birnie backed up his 2003 & 04 Titles with a win in the Open Final over Skeeta, Tex, Lochy, Watto, and Jack. View Results or Photos.

Back to Back Titles for Tim : Preso 2004

Another successful night with a great setup and awesome dinner, and with the awards ceremony and the 'Dirty Birds', everyone was moshing hard. Well done all involved for a filth night!

A close contest again but congrats to Tim Birnie who took out the Open Aggregate for the second year running over Garry Taylor, John Cleary, Mark Walker, Craig Watson and Andrew Hyde. See 2004 Aggegate Results

PSC Cash Contest (May 2004)
Saturday 29th May saw the annual PSC Cashie held in blustery reforms at Rye Back Beach. Due to the trying conditions only a handful showed, yet the guys put on a great display with some big manouvers from grommie Jack Winter (Best Air), GT (Best Tube), and Mark Walker who took out the event.

Final results; 1st Mark Walker, 2nd Garry Taylor, 3rd Shannon Creasey, 4th Jack Winter, 5th Cam Stynes & 6th Troy Wilkinson.

Final Aggregate 2003/04 Completed
Saturday 8th May saw the 5th & Final PSC Aggregate Contest held in very contestable 3-5ft, lefts and rights at 1st Carpark Gunnamatta. Another Season wrapped up, with only Cash Contest left for 30/04 Season.

2003/04 Title Race On
John Cleary, aka Wombat, goes into the final aggregate contest with a slim lead over the rest of the Open lads including last season's Open Champ Tim Birnie.

Wombat, pictured here recently by Jason Sammon and appeared in the M.P. Leader, smashes a Gunna wedge and shows the form that has given him the edge in recent contests.

4th Aggregate Contest 03/04
Saturday 7th February saw the 4th aggregate comp held in trying 3-4ft, choppy & southerly conditions. There were some good rides considering, but many struggled to post a decent ride. Final results withheld until preso night in June.

PSC Single Fin Classic 2004
What a great day! Saturday 24th January saw fun 3-5 ft conditions and some crazy single fin (and twin fin) performances, the day was a huge success and light hearted change to the usual contest structure. Results of final are; 1st: J Mason / 2nd: Texas / 3rd: D Watto / 4th: GT / 5th: Liam / 6th: Shannon

PSC Go Hard in 2003 Surftag Finals
Australia's top sixteen boardriders clubs piled into Sydney on the weekend of DEC 13 for the Jim Beam Surftag National Final, at Curl Curl. Amongst them were a bunch of PSC's finest surfers, joined by a crew of enthusiastic supporters, drink-carriers and general rabble-rousers.

3rd Aggregate 03/04
Held on Sat 6th Dec at 2nd car park (down beach) in sunny, but choppy 3-4ft conditions. Tim Birnie took out the Open division. On a sad note there was a bit of rubbish left in the dunes after the contest, not acceptable!

2nd Aggregate Contest 03/04
Saturday 16th Nov saw the 2nd contest for the 03/04 season in 30+ sunshine & 3ft offshore (late seabreezs). Congratulations to Mark Walker (Texas) who pipped John Cleary (Wombat) to win the Open Final.

PSC Wins Jim Beam Surf Tag 2003
PSC (A-Team) took out the 2003 Jim Beam Surf Tag State Title over Torquay & Phillip Is teams held in 3-4ft sunny conditions at Rye Back Beach.

The winning team included Tim Birnie, Peter Derham, Craig Watson, Mark Walker, and Garry Taylor who also took home a Bose stereo for the highest scoring wave of the day. Visit

2003 Victorian Teams Titles
Held on the 20th September in cranking 3-5+ waves at Bells. The boys had a bit of bad luck this year, missing out on the title with some unlucky wave selection, fishing behind Torquay & Phillip Is. The boys did however make the most of the day with a memorable bus trip home, well for those who can remember!

First Contest 2003/04
Saturday 13th Sept saw the first contest for the 2003/04 season. In what looked like blustery conditions, turned out to be damn fun & consistant. With 3-5ft swell and reasonably clean, considering the wind, the guys & gals really ripped, even with their stiff joints and booties! Well done Wombat (John Cleary) for edging out the elder statesmen to take out the Open Division.

Presentation Night 2003
Oh what a night, Saturday 28th June saw the PSC Presentation Night, held at our clubrooms.

Congratulations Tim Birnie, for taking out this season's Open Title, followed closely by Mark Walker, Garry Taylor, Craig Watson, Andrew Hyde & Todd Milidge, well done guys.

Thanks all those who showed and the commitee, for a great night. Results

Cash Contest 2003
The annual PSC Cash Comp was held on Sat 24th May in excellent 3-4ft offshore lefts & rights at 1st carpark Gunna. Congrats to Garry Taylor for taking out this years title, and $500 cash, with classic old-school power surfing. (2nd T Birnie / 3rd M Walker / 4th M Miccoli / 5th D Watson / 6th C Watson)

5th Contest 2003
On Saturday May 3, PSC held its final aggregate comp, held in junky 3ft reforms at 2nd carpark, Gunnamatta. Results withheld until presentation night.

4th Contest 2003
Saturday April 12 saw the club hold its 4th comp in 3-4ft offshore conditions at 1st carpark on a beautiful sunny Autumn day.

3rd Contest 2003
On Saturday March 29 the 3rd PSC aggregate comp was held in very good 3-5ft conditions at 1st Carpark, Gunnamatta.

2nd Contest 2003
Saturday 8 February saw the second aggregate event held in not so favourable conditions at Rye Back Beach.

1st Contest 2003
25 January saw the first aggregate event held in 2-3ft offshore conditions at 1st Carpark Gunnamatta in 40+ degree temperatures for most of the day.

2002 Presentation Night & Results
A great night had by all at the Royal in Mornington on December 14 which saw a nail biting finish to the Open Aggregate. Congratulations to Craig Watson for claiming the Open Champ honours once again, just ahead of Tim Birnie. Full Results

National (Stag Chilli) Tag Team Finals
On Saturday, 7th December 2002, an eager group of PSC surfers cruised up to Manly, Sydney and claimed victory in and out of the water. The boys finished very commendable 11th in the National event.


Gunnamatta Blockade (Public Protest)
Up to 2500 people gathered in Gunnamatta car park on Sunday 13th October in protest to the Boags Rocks sewage outfall which discharges 450 million litres of sewage every day.

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