Test results clear the way for swimming in Matua

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It is now safe to swim and collect shellfish from the Tauranga Harbour in Matua following a wastewater overflow on Saturday.

Tauranga City Council is advising water quality testing has shown it is now safe to enter the water in the Kiriwai Place/Fergusson Park area of Matua. The overflow was a result of an electrical fault at the Kiriwai Place wastewater pump station causing the pumps to stop and the alarm triggers to fail.

The overflow discharged to a small drain and then the harbour, impacting the Fergusson Park foreshore area and boat ramp, says council. Warning signs that were in place have now been removed.

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Warning Signs

Posted on 14-01-2022 21:42 | By The Sage

The warning signs are still there and, if it is safe, it would be nice if they were taken down for the weekend when a lot more families go to to the park.