Sewage spill in Nelson Haven

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The Malvern Avenue sewer system in Atawhai overflowed, sending sewage in the Nelson Haven this morning.

The overflow was caused by a blockage but the sewer was repaired within 90 minutes of the blockage being detected.

At an estimated 50 cubic metres, the overflow is very small so a water contact ban is not required.

However Council reminds the public that shellfish should not be collected from this area at any time.