This afternoon, during routine maintenance on the wastewater network, there was an overflow near the end of Matapihi Road. The overflow is being managed and a clean-up response is underway, however this will take some time. The overflow began during the maintenance activity. There is no damage or break in the actual pipeline.
We are working with the local community and hapū to ensure public safety and health and we ask that the public please stay away from this area.
Wastewater from this network has been diverted to Chapel Street. We will update you with more information as soon as we can.