Fernhill spill won’t affect water supply
won’t affect water supply.
worked quickly to clean up a sewage overflow from a manhole
near the intersection of Fernhill Road and Arawata Terrace
Sewage was reported to have spilled across
the road and into the storm water system and it was strongly
suspected to have reached Lake Wakatipu, upstream of the Two
Mile water intake.
The Two Mile water intake was shut down
while the sewer was cleared by jet blaster and the spill
Queenstown Lakes District Council 3 Waters
manager Gerry Essenberg says while there was no risk to the
public water supply following the spill, the water intake,
which feeds Fernhill Reservoir No 1, will remain closed as a
precautionary measure for the next 24 hours.
been monitoring the water entering the supply and results
are normal,” he said. “The reservoir is 90% full so will
be able to meet demand until we turn the intake on
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>