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Precautionary health measure

Thunderstorm watch

Precautionary health measure due to heavy rainfall in Waipukurau: Do not enter the Tukituki River from Waipukurau Wastewater Treatment Plant from Mt Herbert Road downstream to Tapairu Rd until further notice. 

 This evening’s downfall – about 40mm recorded in Waipukurau in around 30 mins – has resulted in extremely high incoming flows to the Waipukurau Wastewater Treatment Plant. This has caused an overflow from the plant’s inlet pump station into the Pah Flat drain that connects to the Tukituki River from Mt Herbert Rd.

Public health advice: As a precautionary measure people should refrain from entering the Tukituki River from the Waipukurau Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Mt Herbert Rd access downstream to the Tapairu Rd access until further notice

Water samples have been collected and sent for analysis, with results due in the coming days. We’ll keep you posted with any updates.

Any issues please call us 06 857 8060 24/7.

18 January 2024

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