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Sewer pump station malfunction

8 Dec 2015

Sewer pump station malfunction

Due to an equipment malfunction at the Riverside Road sewer pump station, sewage was discharged into the Waimata and Turanganui rivers.

Repairs were made and the discharge ceased at 9pm. 

We advise that contact with the river water should be restricted for at least 5 days due to the bacterial quality.

Staff are investigating the cause of the incident.