Building materials blamed for raw sewage spill on Wellington’s Golden Mile



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Timber and shingles from the sewage system are accused of causing a foul odor in the capital after raw sewage was spilled on Lambton Wharf last week.

Wellington Water’s investigations following Friday’s spill concluded that the unusual material that caused the blockage was likely from a construction site.

Last week, a wave of sewage opened a manhole cover on Woodward St around 4 p.m. and a steady stream of yellow-colored liquid hit Lambton Quay.

Wood and shingles in the sewer system caused a blockage that dumped sewage on Lambton Wharf last week.

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Wood and shingles in the sewer system caused a blockage that dumped sewage onto Lambton Wharf last week.

As a result, about 10 cubic meters of sewage ended up in the port.

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The water service provider was working to see if he could confirm where the materials were coming from.

The inspections showed that the main sewage line had not been damaged.

Pedestrians and cyclists had to take avoidance measures to avoid sewage.

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Pedestrians and cyclists had to take avoidance measures to avoid sewage.

Wellington Water reminded the public that materials other than feces, urine and toilet paper should not be dumped into the wastewater system.

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