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Awatoto Wastewater Outfall Pipe repairs

A leak in the outfall was discovered in 2018, 700m offshore at a point where the pipe was joined, followed by another closer to shore in April 2020. Since then, Council has monitored the environment, planned repairs to be undertaken by a specialist dive team, and applied for a variation to the existing wastewater discharge consent to enable an ongoing discharge at the 700m mark until the leak is fully repaired or the outfall is replaced.


  • Investigations, design and planning are complete
  • Workshops and meetings with key stakeholders incl HBRC have taken place with others planned
  • An Emergency Response Plan is in place
  • The repair work to both leaks is scheduled to start on Monday 21 September 2020 and completion is planned by 30 October 2020.
    This is dependent on weather conditions and sea swell.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Wastewater outfall project


Completion date: Late October 2020





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