Nelson Haven contaminated

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Nelson’s Haven waters are no longer safe following the heavy rain overnight.

Council sewer pump stations have overflowed, spilling sewage spilling into Nelson Haven.

Contractors are currently visiting the affected sites and monitoring the systems.

The public is advised not to swim at Tahunanui Beach, the Waimea Estuary and Nelson Haven until the morning of Sunday 27 March. Signage is in place to this effect.

Council also reinforces shellfish should not be collected from these areas at any time.

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Public Health Service, Department of Conversation, pollution control officials and local iwi have been notified of the spill.