12 August 2022 - 12.15pm
Update 9am Saturday 13 August - the emergency valve was closed at 9am and the discharge has stopped.
12 August 12.15pm
Public health warning – due to the large volumes of rain water draining from residential properties into the sewer network, the emergency sewer valve at the Gladstone Road Bridge has been opened at 12.15pm.
Diluted wastewater is being discharged into the Turanganui River.
This is done to prevent sewage from overflowing back into homes and onto roads, causing a significant health risk
Contact with the waterways may be a risk to health. We’re notifying the Medical Officer of Health, water user and sports groups.
Temporary warning signs will be installed at swimming and recreation sites.
We advise no swimming, fishing or gathering shellfish in rivers and beaches until at least 5 days after the valves are closed, and warning signs are removed.
For more information on what causes discharges and why we need to release the sewer value
To report flooding on your property