Porirua City Council makes environmental restitution payment
Porirua City Council makes
environmental restitution payment
Porirua City Council has paid $39,375 in environmental
restitution to Greater Wellington Regional Council following
an incident where effluent was discharged from the Porirua
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Council and Porirua City Council have agreed that the money
should remain in the community where the incident occurred
and the full amount will go to the Takapuwahia Stream
Restoration Project. This project is coordinated by Ngati
Toa, and aims to see an improvement in the quality of water
flowing into the Porirua Harbour.
The Wellington District
Court ordered the payment following sentencing over a charge
relating to an incident that occurred in Porirua District
Council Waste Water Treatment in Titahi Bay in October
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