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Sewage pipes that are a century old and illegal were seeping faeces that contaminated the water at Hobson Bay in Auckland.
Around 200,000 units of E.coli was reported in a stream connecting to Hobson Bay during April of 2020.
The amount of contamination is far past its water quality standards and can potentially be dangerous following health guidelines.
Auckland City Council identified five private properties that have illegal sewerage connections, including three commercial properties. However, most illegal pipes were fixed.
More pipes are yet to be found for repairs.
Independent and ongoing investigations continue giving the Auckland Council an understanding.
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