Residents urged not to flush after major infrastructure breaks
Taupō residents are being urged not to flush their toilets or use any unnecessary water following a water main and wastewater pipe break on Lake Terrace this afternoon.
The water main broke just after 2pm causing a large washout on the lakefront. About an hour later the footpath collapsed and took out a wastewater pipe causing an unknown quantity of wastewater to enter the lake.
Chief executive Gareth Green said contractors were enroute to make a temporary repair to the wastewater pipe but it could take a couple of hours before the repair was completed.
“We urgently need Taupō residents to refrain from flushing and putting water into the wastewater system until further notice,” he said.
Water had been affected to some businesses and houses in Nukuhau and low pressure maybe experienced tonight.
Lake Terrace between Ruapehu Street and Ferry Road is currently closed while an assessment is undertaken.
Updates will be available here and on our Facebook page.
Update 7.45pm Tuesday, July 2: Wastewater flow stopped from entering lake