Stormwater

In many of Auckland’s older suburbs, stormwater and sewerage is combined. As the population has increased, infrastructure has failed to adapt adequately, and changes in climate make rainfall events more intense.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Under the terms of its resource consent, Watercare is allowed to overflow sewerage into the harbour twice per year per engineered overflow point. At some 50 locations in the western isthmus, such as here in Herne Bay, the overflow is tripped almost every time it rains, spilling around 2.2 million cubic metres of diluted wastewater into the harbour each year.

Episodes From This Series

Miranda

1 minute / 2018

Eagle Rays

1 minute / 2018

Stormwater

1 minute / 2018

Leigh Wharf

1 minute / 2018

Waiheke Channel

1 minute / 2018

Commercial Fishing

1 minute / 2018

City on the sea

1 minute / 2018

Kina barren -Three Kings

1 hour /

Kina Barren – Nordic Reef

32 seconds / 2018

NZ-VR Trailer

2 minutes / 2018