Wastewater overflow in Wellington Harbour

Due to network failures in and around Harris St and Victoria St, wastewater is periodically being discharged into the harbour. The discharge point is just north of the Whairepo Lagoon and is usually happening at low tide.

Water quality testing has shown that the contamination is very localised and is NOT affecting the monitored sites either side of the culvert, i.e. Whairepo Lagoon at Frank Kitts Park and Waterfront at Shed 6.   

Wellington Water will be floating a dayglow boom in front of and around the culvert to provide a physical barrier to ensure recreational users don’t get too close to the culvert. If you are in the water in this area, please keep an eye out for the boom and ensure you stay well outside of it.