Auckland’s worst sewage spill in 25 years in clean-up mode

Auckland’s worst sewage spill in 25 years in clean-up mode

Laine Moger | North Shore Times

A damaged pipe led to one of the worst sewage spills a long-time Watercare manager has ever seen, over Auckland Anniversary weekend.

Raw sewage leaked from a large sewerage pipe in Alma Rd in the early hours of Sunday, flooding 13 properties and forcing the evacuation of five homes. A health warning was put in place at nearby Milford beach.

Watercare wastewater transmission manager Chris Harbour said, in his more than 25 years’ experience, this is one of the worst wastewater spills he has seen…(Read the full story)

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