3 Jul 2019

Lake Taupo sewage spill, implications downstream

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 3 July 2019
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Photo: Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

It could take several weeks to properly repair Taupo's wastewater pipes, following a massive sewage spill into Lake Taupo yesterday.

Up to 80 per cent of the resort town's wastewater streamed into the lake and washed down the Waikato River when a water main burst, taking out the sewer line.

The local iwi is calling for a full  investigation. Kathryn speaks with Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board chief executive Topia Rameka and Taupo Mayor David Trewavas.