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Napier city wastewater network under stress

Published: 9 November 2020

Last Updated: 13 November 2020

do not rush to flush webtile

The amount of rain which has fallen today, & is forecast to continue through to tomorrow morning 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.

Napier has had 53.2mm of rain today, and a further 34.7mm of rain is expected to fall through to midnight.


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