Inglewood Oxidation Pond Stops Overflowing
· The backlog of partially treated wastewater
overflowing at the Inglewood oxidation pond (sewage
treatment pond) has been cleared.
· We apologise for
the incident and thank everyone for their patience while our
staff worked hard to fix it.
· Heavy rain and storms
earlier in the week caused the overflow into the Kurapete
Stream, which flows into the Maunganui River.
of the overflow was rainwater and was partially treated but
Do Not Swim warnings remain in place at both the Stream and
· We quickly notified the regulators, TRC
and TDHB, iwi and hapu and other recreational
· Check our Can
I Swim webpage for the latest info.
it’s not ideal, we do have a TRC consent for the overflow
in times of heavy rain.
· Our Mayor and Councillors
have this week recommended including a $248 million
investment to upgrade our water networks in our next 10-Year
budget which will help prevent issues like this in
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