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Minor leak containment underway

28 May 2014

Minor leak containment underway

A minor leak in the Hutt Valley's main outfall pipeline (MOP) has been found about one kilometre south of Burdens Gate on Pencarrow Coast Road.

The MOP takes treated wastewater from the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant to the outfall at Pencarrow Head.

Work to contain the minor leak of wastewater on the road is underway. A permanent repair is set to be made when the pipeline is drained during regular maintenance in about three weeks. Resource consent is in place to allow this important maintenance to happen.

Although the wastewater is treated, care needs to be taken to minimise human and animal contact. Health warning signs have been put up in the immediate area and environmental monitoring is being undertaken.

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