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An ongoing issue at the Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant has again resulted in a discharge of partially treated wastewater into the Ruamahanga River. This occurred on Monday 27 January between 9.20am and 11.30am.
The trucking operations that have been operating this week, continue to prevent sludge from being discharged into the Cook Strait.
Wellington’s mayor Andy Foster today personally thanked representatives of the companies that worked round the clock to limit the flow of wastewater into Wellington Harbour in the lead up to Christmas.
Trucking operations are continuing as an alternative to the sludge pipeline between Moa Point Treatment Plant and the landfill at Carey’s Gully.
Investigations are under way for repairs to two pipes that convey a wastewater treatment byproduct – generally known as sludge – from Moa Point Treatment Plant to the council’s Southern Landfill in Carey’s Gully.