By Michael Kanellos
The storm was a one-in-ten-year event. But it’s one that the engineers at TasWater, the water and wastewater agency for Tasmania, realized the people in the region would remember for a long, long time.
A massive weather front overwhelmed the regional combined sewer overflow system on December 4, 2017. The spill lead to a mandatory 21 day pause at the peak of the oyster harvest. Headlines and public complaints followed.