Eat before viewing – data model shows Auckland’s sewage problem

September 28, 2017 by  
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The age old saying that the truth will set you free is exemplified in the latest data model released by Auckland Council showing the three day sewage overflow in Auckland.

In the historic suburbs of Herne Bay, St Mary’s Bay, Freeman’s Bay, Parnell and Newmarket there are non-separated sewage pipes. This combined with more than 70% of our land being covered in impervious surfaces has increased the pressure of storm water into aged infrastructure. Each year over 2,000,000 cubic meters of contaminated waste water flows into the Waitemata Harbour.

If water quality is important to you please email Auckland’s Mayor Phil.Goff@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz , Chair of the Infrastructure Committee Councillor Penny Hulse Penny.Hulse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz and Chairperson for Planning Committee Councillor Chris Darby Chris.Darby@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz .

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