Help us protect the Avon River/Ōtākaro

Could you or your business be accidentally leaking oil into the river/awa?

On Saturday April 29 we were notified of oil spilling into the Avon River/Ōtākaro from a drain opposite the Antigua Boat Sheds.

Since then, we have installed booms in the drain and are pumping out any oil that the booms won't absorb. This is to prevent any more oil from making its way into the awa.

Unfortunately, the oil continues to appear from the drain. Although it's contained by the booms, we need to identify the source of this spill so we can resolve this incident.

The part shaded in this map is the catchment (area) that we know the oil is coming from. The green lines mark where the stormwater pipes are.

If you are a business, organisation or resident in the area, we'd appreciate you checking to ensure that oil is not leaking from your site.

Please call our 24/7 response line on 0800 765 588 or email if you have any information about the incident.

We appreciate your help in keeping our rivers clean.