Stormwater diversion work under way

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After receiving calls from readers before we went into Alert Level 4 about the very visible work being done behind the Mt Cooee landfill site, the Clutha Leader asked Clutha District Council chief executive Steve Hill if he could shed any light on what was happening there.
“We are diverting stormwater that currently goes via a pipe underneath the landfill so that it goes around the landfill instead.
‘‘Whoever planned things years ago allowed stormwater to be piped underneath a landfill, which isn’t an ideal situation.
‘‘We are fixing it before we apply for our new consent for landfill at Mt Cooee,” he said.
REPORT: JOHN COSGROVE/PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON