Wanaka bay closed to swimmers after spill

A bay in Lake Wanaka has been closed to swimmers because of a wastewater spill.

Queenstown Lakes District Council was alerted to the spill in Bremner Bay this morning and shut the beach as a precaution.

A council statement said a blockage in the wastewater network caused the spill, and wastewater entered the stormwater network. 

The blockage was cleared soon after but wastewater may have discharged to the Bremner Bay outflow.

Staff tested water samples and ‘no swimming’ signage was put in place.

Wastewater also spilled on to Kellys Flat Recreational Reserve — the affected area was cordoned off.

QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby asked members of the public to heed warning signs.

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