Sewage overflows onto Warkworth street

By: Mahurangi Matters Cartoon

An incident that resulted in raw sewage being washed into the Mahurangi River earlier this month has been blamed on a blocked manhole.

Used condoms, excrement and toilet paper littered Elizabeth Street, near the bridge, on Saturday morning August 5. A Watercare spokesperson says the cause of the blockage was congealed fats, oils and grease, which had been poured down the sink by residents and businesses.

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