Let me boil this down to its essence just so that it is clear as mountain stream water.
Raw sewerage running into our bay when it rains heavily is because our storm water drainage system can't cope with the volume of water and so it floods the sewerage system.
The sewerage system is then overloaded, so Melbourne Water releases raw sewerage into creeks that run into the bay.
The reason our storm water can't run away quickly enough is because of what some might suggest the over development of our inner suburbs, where there is little chance of water to soak into anywhere as there are so few porous surfaces. No, we can't have grass. We can make money from that space.
I say over development because infrastructure, such as storm water drainage, has not matched development.
Melbourne Water has not been privatised. It is government owned, so it is the state government that needs to be held directly responsible.
I have written about this before, but I just wanted to make it little clearer, and I believe there may be something on tv tonight.