NP WWTP discharge - unsuitable for swimming

Please be informed that there has been a discharge of treated wastewater from the New Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant via the marine outfall offshore from the Waiwhakaiho River that has the potential to affect public health. The cause of the discharge was due to intense rainfall which resulted in the wastewater inflow being above the capacity of the biological treatment plant on site. Therefore, there was a temporary bypass of the biological treatment process for 10 minutes, where the wastewater continued to be screened and disinfected before being discharged via the marine outfall.

This site is unsuitable for swimming from 29 Jan 2024 to 30 Jan 2024.

lease do not collect kaimoana / shellfish from this location from 29 Jan 2024 to 25 Feb 2024.