Paremata Wastewater Incident - Latest Update

Wellington Water update Sunday 25 July

Our crews have completed the repair to the burst wastewater main between the Aotea turnoff and Paremata.

While the repair has been successful and has enabled us to begin reusing the main, our investigations have shown that it remains in a very poor condition. We are continuing to investigate the extent of this while exploring options for a permanent replacement or repair.

As the bursts caused wastewater to overflow, on Saturday 24 July, a rāhui (ritual prohibition) was put in place by Ngāti Toa, banning the taking of shellfish or fish in and around Porirua harbour. It will be in place for two weeks.

State Highway One, northbound, will remain reduced to one lane while work to clear the site continues. Traffic management will be in place, off peak, while we do this. Some car parks at the end of Station Road, by the service station, will also be coned off while pumps remain on site, as a contingency. Please avoid the area if possible.

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