Web Banner Tairawhiti

Further sewer discharges from heavy rain

11 Jun 2018

Further sewer discharges from heavy rain

13 June 7.30am - the discharge valves were closed and the discharge stopped. 

11 June 8.30pm - the city wastewater network has again been flooded with large volumes of rain water from residential properties.

To prevent sewage from overflowing back into homes and onto roads, causing a significant health risk, the emergency sewer valves at Gladstone Road, Peel Street, Owen/Seymour Road and Fitzherbert Street have been opened into the city's rivers at approximately 8.30pm.

The discharge is diluted, but contact with the waterways may be a risk to health.

Temporary warning signs are already in place.

We advise no swimming, fishing or gathering shellfish in rivers and beaches until at least 5 days after it has stopped raining and warning signs are removed.

We'll advise when the discharge as stopped.

Please contact 0800 653 800 if you have any flooding issues on your property.

For information on why discharges happen

Last updated: