26 Jan 2021: UPDATE Burst wastewater pipe Wellington CBD

A wastewater pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street in the Wellington CBD.
Wastewater is currently being contained, however we are advising no swimming or recreational activities in Whairepo Lagoon or Taranaki Street dive platform. Caution is also advised for swimming or recreational activities in the harbour.
Wellington Water are asking residents within the affected catchment to please continue minimising wastewater usage. This means essential flushing only within homes.
Road closures:
• Mercer Street: will be closed
• Victoria Street: no traffic can travel past Harris St
• Jervois Quay: no traffic will be able turn onto Harris St.
Check Wellington Water's facebook page for map of affected area and to stay up-to-date.