A sewer overflow has entered Pilot Bay near the boat ramp.

Tauranga City Council put out a media statement today which read the source of the overflow was in Adams Ave, with a suspected blockage being cleared.

Signs were being installed along the beach to warn people not to swim in Pilot Bay.

Water quality samples would be taken tomorrow morning.

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Tauranga City Council estimated an all-clear would be given on Thursday morning, if not prior.