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Untreated sewage discharged from Moa Point – for two hours

Press Release – Wellington Water
There was a discharge of untreated wastewater from the Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant last night, due to equipment failure. The discharge occurred at the short outfall pipe near the Dog Pound.

Approximately 5,000m3 of untreated wastewater was discharged between 8.30pm and 10.30pm.

Health warning signs have been erected in Tarakena Bay and Heu Te Taka Peninsula and Regional Public Health has been informed. The beach at Lyall Bay has not been affected.

Water quality testing of the coastal waters near the discharge site is underway and will continue for three days.

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  1. Mark, 16. March 2017, 17:03

    Thanks for the faeces, Wellington Water. Keep up the shit work.

  2. Mark Shanks, 17. March 2017, 8:24

    5000 cubic metres is a shitload of sewage on top of all the other discharges. When will it end?? I say never…it’s part of sewage system design to locate plants near the sea or harbours so they can ‘release’ undercover of night or during a flood.