Raglan wastewater overflow

25 July 2016

Waikato District Council staff are currently investigating a wastewater overflow in Raglan.

The overflow, which occurred near the Greenslade Road pump station, was the result of a localised network power outage in the area. This then caused the pump station to fail, the network to build up and wastewater to escape from a near-by manhole. Unlike wastewater pump stations, manholes are not remotely monitored by Council.

An investigation is currently underway and signs have been put up around Raglan today advising against swimming and shellfish harvesting in Raglan Harbour. Conversations with the Waikato District Health Board are ongoing to determine when the advisory can be lifted.

For more information please contact:

Teresa Hancock
Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
07 824 8633 Extn: 5649
027 889 3084
communications@waidc.govt.nz