31 May 2013

Hutt River warning after sewage overflow

7:33 pm on 31 May 2013

The Hutt City Council says a mechanical breakdown caused sewage to overflow into the Hutt River on Friday afternoon.

The overflow area is at Barber Grove in the Lower Hutt suburb of Moera in the lower part of the river.

The council says urgent repairs have been completed to get the pump station back to full operation and environmental sampling has been taken.

Health warning signs have been put up and people are being asked to keep out of the river until they are removed.