Pump station breaks down in the Woolston area
14 October 2006
A pump station in Woolston has broken down. This has resulted in an overflow of sewage into the Heathcote River, which will probably continue for about 24 hours while repairs are carried out.
The overflow is being stemmed somewhat by the use of storage pipes and, as well, there are several tankers in operation at the site which will be transporting sewage directly to the treatment plant.
Signs have been erected at the affected site warning people about the overflow.
Community and Public Health are urging any white baiters in the area to thoroughly wash anything they catch.
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