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Waipawa River Advisory

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Update on the wastewater spill from Friday, June 9.
We have crews out working on State highway 2/High Street and the Ruataniwha St intersection again today (Wednesday, June 14) following a wastewater spill outside BP station last night.
There may be minor delays to traffic, but we are working as fast as possible to fix the issue. This is the same site as a leak discovered on Friday.
Residents are advised to avoid walking dogs, fishing or swimming at Waipawa River downstream of SH2 Bridge. We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep you updated on our progress.
Teams were on site quickly to repair the issue and to assess effects to the waterway. Water samples have been taken and sent for analysis from the Waipawa River and we expect results in the coming days.
The spill was located downstream from the Tikokino Road Water treatment plant, and will not affect Waipawa’s drinking water.
We will continue to keep you updated as information comes to hand.

14 June 2023

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