Pilot Bay wastewater overflow warning

People are being warned to stay out of the water in Pilot Bay, due to a wastewater overflow this afternoon.

Warning signs have been put up on the stretch of beach where the water was polluted.

"The cause of the overflow was a pipe blockage caused by wet wipes," says a statement from Tauranga City Council.

"Water quality samples will be taken to check bacteria levels in the water, with results due on Tuesday."

Until the results are in, people are urged to stay out of the water. 

The warning signs will be removed from the beach once the tests confirm the water poses no health risk. 



4 Comments

World first

Posted on 14-01-2018 21:37 | By Sg1nz

Perhaps Taniwha0 can help TCC out, by investing the worlds first water pump or pipe that doesn't get blocked by wet wipes, since that was the cause.

TCC

Posted on 14-01-2018 16:54 | By Told you

Taniwha could not agree more, this Council is a embarrassment.

Polution?

Posted on 14-01-2018 15:36 | By phoenix

I never realized there were Dairy farms around Pilot Bay.

Taniwha

Posted on 14-01-2018 08:12 | By Taniwha0

The council want to build a museum ,get the waste water fixed ,absolutely discusting not to get its priorities right ,waste water spread on our beautiful pilot bay.

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