In Brief - Diesel spill

27 Feb 2015, 1:48 PM


Waitomo District Council is assuring local residents that the town’s wate ris safe to drink following a diesel spill in the Mangaokewa River earlier this month.

Water services manager Andreas Senger says an “oily sheen” was noticed on the water by residents on February 7.

“Waikato Regional Council responded and the source was located and contained a few days later.

“The town water supply is drawn from the middle of the stream with the aid of a floating gantry so none of the surface located spill was drawn into the town supply.

“There was no contamination of our watertreatment plant.”