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Businesses better their own back yards

Businesses better their own back yards


Over the next few months the regional council’s Take Charge pollution prevention programme advisor will be visiting selected Porirua businesses to talk about onsite pollution prevention.

In urban and industrial areas, roadside drains and the pipes that collect rainwater from buildings and yards typically discharge this water into streams or the sea. Even the smallest mishap or drainage error can contribute to a significant level of pollution in our waterways.

Most often the problem is easy to identify and fix and our Take Charge advisors are able to give advice on how to prevent discharges to the storm water network.

To arrange a meeting or find out more email our Take Charge Coordinators at