Harbour spot safe for swimmers

Swimmers have been cleared to enter the water again at a popular Tauranga harbour spot.

Signs warning against swimming in the harbour were put up at Memorial Park before Christmas.

A spokeswoman for the Tauranga City Council said water in the area became contaminated following a minor sewage spill that occurred at the corner of Seventh Ave and Devonport Rd.

The overflow was caused by a build up of fat and paper in a gully trap, and resulted in a discharge of sewage into the harbour.

Warning signs were taken down yesterday and the council said the water was no longer contaminated.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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