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Tukituki River swim warning below Waipukurau

Avoid swimming in Tukituki River immediately downstream of Waipukurau.
A power outage and system failure at the wastewater treatment plant at Mt Herbert Rd, Waipukurau caused a raw sewage leak on the afternoon of Monday 28 February, overflowing into the Pah Flat drain, and into the Tukituki River.
This is being investigated and samples of the discharge have been taken for analysis.
We are advising the public to avoid contact with immediately downstream of the Tukituki river for the next few days.