Sewer blockage media release September 6 2019
What’s believed to be some type of animal fat has blocked a sewerage pipe at Ngamotu Pump Station in Western New Plymouth last night.
A mixture of fat and sewage has been discharged onto the beach. Specialised trucks are removing the material from the cordoned off site and NPDC is notifying iwi/hapu.
Residents in Moturoa and nearby areas are being asked to not flush their toilets while the blockage is being cleared.
NPDC apologises for this inconvenience and a full investigation will be held.
The Taranaki Regional Council and Taranaki District Health Board have been notified.