Water quality sampling and cleaning up is going ahead today after a wastewater overflow on Eagle St, Welcome Bay.

Tauranga City Council said tree roots caused the blockage which yesterday caused the overflow of wastewater.

The overflow was mainly into a private stormwater pond and the council reported the overflow potentially impacted the Johnson Reserve waterway down to the harbour.

The council had confirmed no water quality in homes was affected.

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Contractors and council staff cleared the blockage yesterday and would repair the damage done by roots and continue the tidy-up today.

Warning signage has been placed along the Johnson Reserve down to Welcome Bay Rd.