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Napier city wastewater network under stress

Published: 16 October 2019

Last Updated: 21 October 2019


The amount of rain which has fallen in the past couple of days, & is forecast to fall through to later tonight is affecting the city’s wastewater network.

In order to prevent an emergency discharge from the network into Ahuriri estuary, Napier City Council asks that the community flush toilets only when necessary, and hold off using showers, dishwashers or washing machines if possible. If an emergency discharge is carried out, this should prevent wastewater backing up and overflowing into city streets and properties.

Toilets, showers, dishwashers and washing machines all drain into the city’s wastewater network, which is also affected by infiltration of stormwater.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has been informed of the situation.

The region has had on average 100mm of rain overnight, and a further 60mm of rain is expected to fall through to 6pm tonight.

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