28 May 2020

German engineers heroes of Wellington sewer system

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 28 May 2020

Engineers from Germany who left their families in the midst of a global pandemic to help fix Wellington's broken sewer system are being hailed as heroes.

The specialists were needed after the pipes failed in January, forcing trucks to haul human waste from Moa Point to the dump costing about $500,000 a week.

Hamish Cardwell has the story.