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Wastewater released into city's waterways

26 Apr 2014

Wastewater released into city's waterways

3pm Saturday 26 April 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there was a sewage overflow from the Wastewater Treatment Plant into the Waikanae creek.

Signs have been placed on the banks of Waikanae Creek, Waikane Beach and Midway Beach.  The health warning will remain in place for 5 days.  Water testing will be carried out on Thursday.

10am Friday 18 April 2014

Due to heavy rain Gisborne District Council has at approximately 10am this morning (Friday 18 April) opened the scourers and released potentially contaminated water into the Taruheru, Waimata and Turanganui Rivers from the city sewer network.

Signs have been put up at our city beaches and spots along the riverbanks.

Temporary health warning signs

No shellfish gathering - bacteria levels are high.

No Swimming - there is an increased risk you may get ill.

Wastewater has recently discharged into Gisborne city rivers.

The signs will be removed when it is safe to swim and collect shellfish again.